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Media Advisory: Thornton Composite Reservoir ribbon cutting set for Sept. 1

Decades in the making and after a summer of tours to the public, officials will have a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Thornton Composite Reservoir that will hold 7.9 billion gallons of water and benefit approximately 556,000 people in 14 communities throughout the South Side of Chicago and south suburbs. Details here.


Little Village organization commends Avila as Environmental Justice Champion

The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) honored a leader of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) with a first of its kind award based on his dedication to enhancing the quality of life in the Southwest Side community. Read more here


Vendor outreach event gives firms exposure to MWRD work process

Qualified business owners seeking to register as a potential vendor with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) can learn more about the process at the annual vendor outreach event on Sept. 10. Read more here


Cook, DuPage counties, MWRD work on Busse Woods Reservoir South Dam project to minimize Salt Creek flooding

Construction on the long-awaited Busse Woods Reservoir South Dam Modification project in Elk Grove Village, is underway, joining two counties together on a project designed to bring flood relief to over one million people. Read more here


Governor Rauner, General Assembly improve public access to locally produced sustainable soil enhancer

Now that Governor Bruce Rauner has signed legislation recognizing "Exceptional Quality Biosolids" and their importance as a beneficial recycled material, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is one step closer to making this sustainable alternative to chemical fertilizers available to the public. Read more here

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