The 2014 Budget in Brief is online
Our 2014 Budget in Brief is available for viewing here.
MWRD honors “Living Legends” during African American History Month celebration
MWRD Vice President Barbara McGowan, her fellow commissioners and staff celebrated African American History Month during a special event held in the MWRD Board Room Feb. 20. “It is important that we celebrate African American history so that people of all races can recognize our roots and the flowers that have bloomed despite adversity,” said Vice President McGowan. Read more.
MWRD honors Horizon Science Academy-Belmont for academic progress
MWRD Board of Commissioners recently welcomed students and staff from Horizon Science Academy-Belmont to its Board room to honor the students for their significant academic progress. Vice President Barbara McGowan said that “these students represent the future of the scientific community, and we applaud their hard work and encourage them to pursue careers in science. We recognize Horizon Science Academy-Belmont for their marked academic growth.” More information.
MWRD to add 4th collection site to bi-annual unwanted medicine collection
To prevent or reduce accidental contamination of streams, rivers and lakes, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is joining the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (U.S. DEA’s) national unwanted medicine “Take-Back” initiative on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to collect unwanted medicine at four MWRD facilities. Additional details here.
Future City competition cultivates future engineers
More than 40,000 students from 1,350 middle schools participated nationwide in 37 regional competitions as part of the 2014 National Engineers Week Future City®. Commissioner Frank Avila, Chairman of the MWRD’s Engineering Committee, along with several staff, served as mentors and judges during the Chicago regional competition held at the University of Illinois at Chicago on January 25. Read more here.