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“What happens to ‘Number 2’ in the Second City”

MWRD staff worked with WBEZ to develop an interactive explanation of the wastewater treatment process.


Award-winning partnership builds healthy playgrounds, captures stormwater

Not only is an innovative partnership formed less than a year ago beginning to make a big impact on area schools and localized flooding, it has already received national attention and three awards. Read more here.


MWRD earns four awards from Government Finance Officers Assoc. for financial reporting

During the MWRD’s March 5 Board of Commissioners meeting, Steven Gauthier, Director of the Technical Services Center for the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, presented four distinguished awards for financial reporting excellence for 2013 and 2014. “The GFOA awards are an independent attestation of the District’s prudent fiscal management,” said MWRD President Mariyana Spyropoulos. “We are proud to receive these awards year after year.” Read more here.


Enhanced Biological Nutrient Removal focus of Midwest Water Analysts Association presentation

Last month, Toni Glymph-Martin, senior environmental microbiologist with the MWRD, presented microbiological methods for monitoring Enhanced Biological Nutrient Removal EBNR during the Midwest Water Analysts Association Winter Expo in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Nationwide, biological nutrient removal is becoming more prevalent in the wastewater industry as the focus shifts to a resource recovery model. MWRD has adopted a nutrient removal and resource recovery approach with respect to phosphorus removal. Learn more about how the MWRD is recovering resources and transforming water!


HACIA recognized at MWRD Board of Commissioners Meeting

The Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) recently presented a resolution to representatives of the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) for promoting diversity in the construction industry. The HACIA organization was established in 1979 to provide proper skills and tools needed to succeed in the construction industry. The group sponsors bilingual job training and promotes professional development. “The MWRD has been a pioneer in recognizing economic contributions of minority businesses, and we will continue to advocate policies which support aspirations of minority communities and businesses,” said MWRD Chairman of Finance Frank Avila. Learn more here.

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