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MWRD partners with Friends of the Chicago River to promote Overflow Action Days

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Board of Commissioners welcomed Friends of the Chicago River Executive Director Margaret Frisbie to their March 16 Board meeting to present Friends with a resolution in support of Overflow Action Days. Read more here.


Pursuing clean water: U. S. Senator Duckworth visits MWRD’s Calumet Plant

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth visited the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to learn why supporting water infrastructure is vital to the planet and the people of the Chicago region. Read more here.


New Analysis Finds Closing the Investment Gap in Water Infrastructure Would Create 1.3 Million Jobs, $220 Billion in Economic Activity; Water Infrastructure Failure a Great Risk to Businesses: One Day Water Service Disruption Would Cost $43.5 Billion Lost in Sales, $22.5 Billion Lost in GDP

The Value of Water Campaign, of which the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is a supporter, today released an economic impact analysis it commissioned to understand how investments in the nation’s water infrastructure affects economic growth and employment. Read more here.


WITS program fosters reading skills through MWRD mentors

Staff at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago know the importance of giving back. That’s why nearly every week throughout the school year dozens of employees forego their lunch break to tutor local students as part of the Working in the Schools (WITS) reading mentorship program. Read more here.


Local photographer features green infrastructure in “Rooftop: Second Nature” exhibit

High on the skyline’s summit but unknown to most people are vegetative ecosystems, working 24/7 to help cool buildings in the summer and warm them in the winter. But that’s not all these green roofs do. Read more here.

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