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MWRD’s Thornton Composite Reservoir bestowed with national recognition

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s Thornton Composite Reservoir in South Holland and Thornton, Ill. has been named as one of the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Public Works Projects of the Year for 2016. An award will be presented at the Public Works Expo in Minneapolis on Aug. 29. Read more here.


Preventing flooding through new partnerships explored during MWRD’s annual visit to the Illinois General Assembly

Flooding is only one of several priorities the MWRD addresses in improving the region’s water environment, but it was brought to the forefront during recent meetings with MWRD commissioners and Illinois General Assembly members. Read more here.


NOAA’s Chief Scientist to Speak at Great Water Cities: Rainfall to Results in Action

Seats are limited for this exclusive opportunity to learn from and network with some of the world’s leading stormwater experts. Read more here.


MWRD is working with communities to replenish our green canopy

A new initiative designed to restore the urban canopy and manage Cook County’s stormwater kicked off this month as the first 100 oak tree saplings provided by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago were distributed at the Midlothian Rain Ready Open House held at the Midlothian Public Library and at the Wheeling Earth Day celebration held at Heritage Park. Read more here.


MWRD hosts stormwater expo as part of flooding study in southwest suburbs

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is working with communities for improved stormwater management. As part of a continuing study to address flooding issues in the southwest suburbs, the MWRD will host a free stormwater expo on Tuesday, April 26, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive in Palos Heights. Read more here.

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