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Open House Chicago tours at MWRD’s O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant spur education and insight on water environment

Like the millions of gallons of water that stream into the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s (MWRD’s) O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant in Skokie each day, a steady flow of nearly 900 visitors funneled into the WRP to receive a valuable lesson in how the MWRD works to protect their water environment. Read more here.


MWRD, DEA partnership to collect unwanted drugs set for Oct. 27

In conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Chicago Field Division, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is accepting unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at three water reclamation plants. Read more here.


LIFT award honors MWRD data analytics for intelligent water systems

A team of scientists with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and research partners earned second place honors in an inaugural competition challenging participants to develop new tools to improve local water and environmental quality through data analytics and artificial intelligence. Read more here.


New Lathrop Riverfront Group, Friends of Chicago River host inaugural canoe outing

An area of the Chicago River previously overlooked received special attention recently as a newly formed community group held a kick-off paddle for localresidents, community members, and partners. Read more here.


MWRD praised for 10-year biosolids partnership

For 10 years of advancement, innovation and meticulous attention to meeting and exceeding national standards, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) was recognized for establishing an elite biosolids program. Read more here.

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