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MWRD flood control project to break ground and deliver assistance to Midlothian, Oak Forest

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is formally breaking ground on the Natalie Creek flood control project to mitigate overbank flooding concerns for residents of Midlothian and Oak Forest. Read more here.


New infrastructure at MWRD’s Stickney Plant will upgrade energy savings and improve odor control

Officials with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago formally unveiled new energy-efficient infrastructure to keep operations flowing at one of the world’s largest wastewater treatment plants. Read more here.


MWRD set to unveil major investment in Stickney Water Reclamation Plant

The MWRD is marking the completion of major infrastructure upgrades at its Stickney Water Reclamation Plant that will increase and improve grit removal, protect downstream piping and equipment, promote sustainable energy practices, and alleviate odor issues associated with the wastewater treatment process. Read more here.


MWRD drug collection takes pharmaceuticals off the street, protects local water environment

More than 150 pounds of unwanted medicine was collected in a mere four hours by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to prevent pollution in the waterways and educate the region about safe disposal of pharmaceuticals. Read more here.


Water quality improvements help Chicago Fishes event reel in a catch

It was not long ago that the idea of catching fish along the Chicago River downtown was frowned upon. But thanks to water quality improvements resulting from improvements in water treatment by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and the advocacy work of the Friends of the Chicago River, Metropolitan Planning Council, the Chicago Park District, the Environmental Law & Policy Center, the Shedd Aquarium, the Illinois Environmental Council and other partners, today the river’s health is flourishing and sparking new attraction. Read more here.

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