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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Below is an archive of Newsletters from the Monitoring and Research Department. Below the link to each newsletter are the topics covered in that newsletter. A PDF copy of each newsletter is also available on each newsletter's page.

Summer 2023

  • Assessing Industrial Wastewater Discharge for Phosphorus
  • MWRD Conducting PFAS Inspections of Industrial Users
  • Noncompliance Enforcement (NCE) Charges Increased Effective 2023



Fall 2020

  • Now Available - Online User Charge Payment Option
  • COVID-19 and IWD Staff 
  • Publication Criteria for Significant Violators (Appendix E, Section 2e)
  • Tax-Exempt Users and Property Tax Credits

Summer 2021

  • Change in Monitoring Requirements for Discharge Authorization
  • New Discharge Authorization Request (RD-118) Form
  • Electronic Reporting
  • Results of the Customer Service Survey for 2020 Reporting Year

Summer 2022

  • Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
  • Reminders and Updates

Winter 2017

  • Resource Recovery Program Update
  • Summary Review of Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category, Final Rule
  • Reminders

Summer 2018 

  • Frequently Asked Questions for Control Authorities on the Dental Rule (40 CFR Part 441)
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District 2014 through 2017 User Satisfaction Survey Results

Spring 2019

  • USEPA Audit
  • Ongoing Dental Community Outreach
  • What are PFAS Chemicals? What We Need to Know
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District 2018 User Satisfaction Survey Results

Summer 2015  

  • Representative Sampling: The Basics
  • Toxic Organic Management Plans
  • Simplified User Charge Reporting Options

Spring 2017

  • Now Accepting Trucked High-Strength Organic Materials at Stickney and Calumet Water Reclamation Plants
  • A Reminder to all Significant Industrial Users (SIUs) Regarding Renewal of Discharge Authorizations (DAs)
  • Before Cutting that Meter Seal, You Must...
  • MWRD 2014, 2015, and 2016 User Satisfaction Survey Results

Fall 2017

  • Open for Business - Enroll in the MWRD's Resource Recovery Program Now!
  • Requesting a Flow-Proportional Sampling Waiver
  • User Charge Rates for the 2018 Reporting Year
  • User Charge Workshop
  • New Confidentiality Procedures

Summer 2012  

  • Improving the User Charge Program 
  • What Makes an RD-920 Report Acceptable and Complete?

Spring 2014 

  • User Charge Ordinance Revisions and the Blue Ribbon Panel
  • Primary Measurement Devices: Enforcement or User Charge

Spring 2015 

  • Pretreatment & User Charge Program Updates
  • 1st Annual Industrial Waste User Survey
  • Special Discharge Authorization
  • Revised User Charge Rate Structure