MWRD issues permit to Olympia Fields for sanitary sewer lateral lining project in Graymoor Subdivision
MWRD Chairman of Finance Mariyana Spyropoulos joined Olympia Fields mayor Debbie Meyers-Martin, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, State Senator Toi Hutchinson and other leaders to break ground on the construction of the Graymoor Subdivision sanitary sewer lateral lining project. Read more here.
Chi–Cal Rivers Fund Announces $1.1 Million in Grants
The Chi-Cal Rivers Fund partners announced five projects selected to receive $1.1 million in grant funding that will help improve and enhance waterways in the Chicago and Calumet region. Learn more here.
Board of Commissioners honors U.S. Minority Contractors Association’s 23rd Annual Millennium Builders Awards/Banquet
Rev. Larry Bullock, President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Minority Contractors Association (USMCA), attended the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s (MWRD’s) Nov. 6 board meeting to accept a resolution from Vice President Barbara McGowan, chairman of the Affirmative Action committee and Commissioner Frank Avila, vice chairman of the Affirmative Action Committee. The USMCA was honored for its 23rd Annual Millennium Builders Awards and Banquet to be held November 13, 2014 at Belvedere Banquets in Elk Grove Village. Read more here.
Pride School students first to decorate MWRD rain barrel for contest
Art students at the Pride School in Oak Lawn were the first to enter our rain barrel painting contest. Launched over the summer for high school art students, participating schools were provided with five complimentary rain barrels, and students were invited to alter the look of the traditional rain barrel and incorporate an environmental theme. Learn more here.
Officials break ground on Mayfair Reservoir Expansion in Westchester
A long-awaited flood reduction project in Westchester is underway now that ground has been broken on the Mayfair Reservoir Expansion project. State Representative Chris Welch, Cook County Commissioner Liz Gorman, Mayor Sam Pulia, Village Trustees, Commissioners from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and other officials grasped shovels to dig up the ceremonial soil to signify the beginning of construction on 33 acre-feet of storage and a new 36” relief sewer. This work will provide direct flood reduction benefits to an estimated 60 residential structures and will reduce storm-related impacts for approximately 120 homeowners. Learn more here.