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MWRD’s 4th Annual Sustainability Summit honors green landscaping, biosolids users

Experienced landscapers, expert environmentalists and responsive local governments developing programs that utilize local resources, save money and improve the environment were praised for their sustainable measures at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s (MWRD’s) 4th Annual Sustainability Summit. Read more here.


Sewer Rats perform against the clock during national competition in New Orleans

While competing against teams named Motley Poo (Chesapeake Water Environment Assoc), Poo Fighters (Pacific Northwest Water Environment Assoc.), Royal Flush (Water Environment Assoc. of Utah) and Sludge Hammers (Water Environment Assoc. of Ontario), the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Sewer Rats wrapped up their 2016 season during the national Operations Challenge event held at the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference in New Orleans last month. Read more here.


Turn in unwanted medicine and help MWRD improve water quality

In conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Chicago Field Division, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is asking the public to turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at three water reclamation plants (WRP) across the Chicago area. Read more here.


The 2017 Executive Director's Recommended Budget Book is online

The 2017 Executive Director's Recommended Budget Book is available and can be viewed here.


MWRD recognized as “Utility of the Future”

The MWRD and 60 other utilities from across the U.S., Canada, and Denmark were recently selected by a peer committee of utility leaders to receive the inaugural “Utility of the Future” designation. Vice President Barbara McGowan and Commissioners Frank Avila, Timothy Bradford, and Kari Steele were among the recipients who were honored during a September 27 ceremony held in conjunction with the Water Environment Federation’s 89th annual technical exhibition and conference in New Orleans, LA. Read more.

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