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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.


Chicago to Host Major Summit of Key Leaders from World’s Great Water Cities

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and World Business Chicago (WBC), with support from the City of Chicago, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, and Chicago Sisters Cities International, will jointly present Chicago Water Summit 2014: Global Lessons from Great Water Cities. A distin­guished panel of national and international leaders from the public and private sectors will share their experiences and perspectives about a new paradigm for water that will help communities of all sizes adapt to rapidly changing water management challenges. The summit will take place on July 21, 2014. Read more here.

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