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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has implemented a nationwide initiative focused on enhancing public awareness of EPA financial assistance. Another goal of this initiative is to increase public awareness regarding improvements that municipalities make as a result of the SRF loan programs. Beginning October 1, 2015, all loan recipients in Illinois are required to make project public notifications.

The SRF Loan Fund provides low-interest loans to finance qualifying projects. Upon project completion, MWRD bonds are issued at the same low-interest rate.  The current interest rate for new loans issued 7/1/23 through 6/30/24 to the MWRD is 1.81 percent. The MWRD has authorized approximately $2.4 billion of SRF loans since the program's inception.  Several projects are currently financed through SRF loans.

The MWRD expects to receive $50.0 million in 2024 and approximately $50.0 million annually in new SRF loans for the next several years. The SRF Loan Fund replaced the Federal Construction Grants program from which the MWRD had historically received 55 to 75 percent direct funding for qualifying capital improvements.

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago has received SRF loan funding from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Water Pollution Control Program for the following projects in the year indicated. Click on the project title for more information on the project.

2024
SRF Loan No. L174711 – MWRD Contract No. 10-047-3S North Shore 1 Rehabilitation, NSA
SRF Loan No. L176359 – MWRD Contract No. 21-168-3S Westchester Pumping Station Relief Sewer, SSA

2023
SRF Loan No. L175165 – MWRD Contract 21-091-3P Phosphorus Removal Modifications at Battery D, O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant 
SRF Loan No. L173807 – MWRD Contract 19-155-3MR Boilers 3, 4, 5 and MCC Replacement, Stickney Water Reclamation Plant  
SRF Loan No. L175574 – MWRD Contract 16-127-3DR  A/B and C/D Service Tunnel Rehabilitation Phase Three, Stickney Water Reclamation Plant

2022
SRF Loan No. L175569 – MWRD Contract No. 18-702-31 Furnish, Deliver, and Install Disc Filters at the Egan WRP
SRF Loan No. L175523 – MWRD Contract No. 15-069-3D Rehabilitation of Steel Spandrel Beams of Pump and Blower House, O’Brien WRP
SRF Loan No. L174620 – MWRD Contract No. 07-027-3SR North Side Sludge Pipeline Replacement Section 1

2021
SRF Loan No. L173801 – MWRD Contract 20-903-31  Furnish, Deliver and Install Coarse Screens, Stickney Water Reclamation Plant 
SRF Loan No. L175578 – MWRD Contract No. 18-144-3M Mainstream TARP Pumps Rehabilitation, Stickney Water Reclamation Plant
SRF Loan No. L172742 – MWRD Contract No. 19-542-3M Central Boiler Facility and Electrical Updates, Hanover Park WRP

2020
SRF Loan No. L172744 – MWRD Contract No. 19-157-3P Installation of Mechanical Mixers, Stickney Water Reclamation Plant

2019
SRF Loan No. L173798 – MWRD Contract No. 18-277-3M Digester Sludge Heating System Upgrades and Boiler Removal, Calumet Water Reclamation Plant 
SRF Loan No. L172129 -- MWRD Contract No. 17-844-3P Furnish and Install Odor Control System, Calumet, Hanover Park and Kirie Water Reclamation Plants
SRF Loan No. L175517 -- MWRD Contract No. 11-186-3F Addison Creek Reservoir, Bellwood, IL
SRF Loan No. L174708 – MWRD Contract No. 17-134-3MR Odor Control Facilities at Sludge Concentration, Southwest Coarse Screen, Overhead Weir, and Post-Centrifuge Building, Stickney Water Reclamation Plant
SRF Loan No. L172741 – MWRD Contract No. 17-842-3H Modifications to TARP Control Structures and Drop Shafts, CSA and SSA
SRF Loan No. L172130 – MWRD Contract No. 17-140-3P Digester Rehabilitation and Gas Piping Replacement, SWRP

2018
SRF Loan No. L175367 -- MWRD Contract No. 13-106-4F McCook Reservoir Des Plaines Inflow Tunnel, SSA
SRF Loan No. L175539 -- MWRD Contract No. 16-079-3D Rehabilitation of North Branch Pumping Station, NSA

2017
SRF Loan No. L175369 -- MWRD Contract No. 15-124-3P Conversion of Two New GCTs to Primary Sludge Fermenters, SWRP
SRF Loan No. L175460 -- MWRD Contract No. 16-125-4F McCook Reservoir Expanded Stage 2 Slope Stabilization and Retaining Walls

2016
SRF Loan No. L175152 -- MWRD Contract No. 04-132-3D A/B and C/D Service Tunnel Rehabilitation - Phase Two, Stickney WRP
SRF Loan No. L175263 -- MWRD Contract No. 11-239-3S Calumet Intercepting Sewer 19F Rehabilitation, CSA
SRF Loan No. L175305 -- MWRD Contract No. 10-237-3F Streambank Stabilization Project on Oak Lawn Creek
SRF Loan No. L175342 -- MWRD Contract No. 13-106-4F McCook Reservoir Des Plaines Inflow Tunnel, SSA
SRF Loan No. L175355 -- MWRD Contract No. 14-061-3S Glenbrook Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation, NSA
SRF Loan No. L175366 -- MWRD Contract No. 15-120-3P Conversion of Old GCTs to WASSTRIP Process, SWRP
SRF Loan No. L175368 -- MWRD Contract No. 15-123-3D Safety Railing Around Tanks, Stickney WRP
SRF Loan No. L175371 -- MWRD Contract No. 15-265-3D Safety Railing Around Tanks, Calumet WRP
SRF Loan No. L175372 -- MWRD Contract No. 15-072-3D Safety Railing Around Tanks, O’Brien WRP
SRF Loan No. L174555 -- MWRD Contract No. 04-128-3P Westside Primary Settling Tanks 1-9 and Aerated Grit Facility, Stickney WRP

2015
SRF Loan No. L173062 -- MWRD Contract No. 06-155-3S Salt Creek Intercepting Sewer 2 Rehabilitation, SSA
SRF Loan No. L175223 -- MWRD Contract No. 09-182-3E D799 Switchgear Replacement, Stickney Water Reclamation Plant