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Denmark, MWRD sign MOU for knowledge exchange

The MWRD has entered into a collaborative agreement with Lars Schrøder, Chief Executive Officer of Aarhus Water, an independent regional water and wastewater enterprise owned by the municipality of Aarhus, Denmark. The partnership was celebrated during a ceremonial gathering held at the Consulate General of Denmark in the John Hancock Center in Chicago on January 16. H.E. Peter Taksøe‑Jensen, the Ambassador of Denmark to the United States, MWRD President Mariyana T. Spyropoulos and other MWRD Commissioners also participated in the Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony. Read more here.


2015 Final Budget Book is online.

2015 Final Budget Book is now available. Please click here to view the document.


MWRD Board elects new officers: Attorney Mariyana T. Spyropoulos named as new President

Commissioner Mariyana T. Spyropoulos has been elected the new Board President of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Commissioner Barbara McGowan was re-elected Vice President and Commissioner Frank Avila is the new Chairman of Finance. Read more here.


Area schools participate in rain barrel painting contest

The MWRD Board of Commissioners launched a high school rain barrel painting contest earlier this year, and par­ticipating schools were given five complimentary rain barrels. Working in groups, students altered the look of the traditional rain barrel into an interesting and attractive piece of art re­flecting an environmental theme. Read more here.


Civic Federation views MWRD budget as “model for long-term financial planning”

Laurence Msall, President of the Civ­ic Federation, addressed the MWRD Board of Commissioners during its Public Hearing on the agency’s ten­tative 2015 budget. The budget is due to take effect Jan. 1. Msall pointed out that the MWRD’s new Strategic Business Plan for FY2015 and beyond provides a poten­tial new revenue source that incorpo­rates state legislation passed in 2014; this legislation allows the MWRD to sell resources like biosolids and phos­phorus recovered through normal treatment processes. Learn more here.

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