MWRD receives Excellence in Management Platinum award
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Executive Director David St. Pierre accepted the highest award level offered by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) on behalf of the MWRD during NACWA’s summer conference and 44th annual meeting in Portland, Oregon earlier this month. Learn more here.
MWRD honors Village of Franklin Park, Historic Chicago Bungalow Assoc., Evanston High School, Chicago Park District at Sustainability Summit
During our second annual Sustainability Summit held on July 2 at the Allerton Hotel in Chicago, four organizations received awards for their sustainable efforts. Read more here.
New era ushered in as Gov. Quinn signs resource recovery legislation
A new era in the MWRD’s history has begun now that Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing us to recover valuable resources in used water. We will be recovering phosphorus, supporting cleaner water and providing a return on investment for our customers. We are looking to maximize energy recovery through new feedstocks for existing digesters which will help us move toward our goal of being energy neutral by 2023. Learn more about this exciting piece of legislation here.
Safeguarding Our Cities is Focus of Monday’s Chicago Water Summit
Leaders from the world’s great water cities will share perspectives, strategies for protecting our communities and adapting to rapidly changing water challenges. Read more about the July 21 summit here.
First truckloads of MWRD biosolids delivered to Maggie Daley Park
MWRD Commissioners were on hand as the first truckloads of MWRD biosolids were delivered to the future Maggie Daley Park in downtown Chicago recently. Biosolids are the nutrient-rich, organic material developed through the extensive wastewater treatment process. They are a superior, yet less expensive alternative to chemical fertilizers. They are used in landscaping and for fertilizing turf grass at parks and athletic fields and row crops in farmers’ fields. Learn more.