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The Executive Director’s 2015 Budget Recommendations are online.

The Executive Director’s 2015 Budget Book may be viewed here.


Visitors ‘follow the flush’ to MWRD treatment plants

Hundreds of visitors helped the MWRD celebrate its 125th anniversary during open houses and tours held at six water reclamation facilities in Chicago, Cicero, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Schaumburg and Skokie on September 20. The open houses were held in conjunction with other utilities from across the country as part of a national effort designed to showcase utility infrastructure and to raise awareness about the importance of water and the water in­dustry. Read more here.


Metropolitan Water Reclamation District treatment facilities achieve perfection

The MWRD provides wastewater treatment for more than five million people living and working in Cook County. That work is strictly scrutinized and requires the monitoring, testing and evaluation of hundreds of water samples on any given day, and a flaw in any one could affect a perfect score. Just as they have in the two past decades, five of the MWRD treatment facilities have achieved perfect scores on annual reports to earn the National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA’s) highest honor, the Platinum Peak Performance awards. Read more here.


MWRD Selects Anaergia to Design New Organic Waste Processing Facility, Provide Long-Term Supply to Calumet WRP

Anaergia Inc. was selected for the design of an Organic Waste Receiving and Pro­cessing Facility and modification of two anaerobic di­gesters, and for the long-term supply of organic waste material to the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant (CWRP). The CWRP’s wastewater reclamation op­erations are among the largest in North America and this project will help the MWRD utilize this facility as a resource recovery and energy generation center. Learn more here.


MWRD to collect unwanted meds Sat., Sept. 27

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 Sat., Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to collect unwanted medicine at three MWRD facilities. Learn how you can make a difference here.

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