Hundreds visit MWRD Lockport Powerhouse for day of education and exploration
News & Events | june 24th, 2024

An architectural marvel constructed in 1907, the Lockport Powerhouse attracted a new generation of admirers as the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) opened its doors to the public for the first time in a decade to show …

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Friends of the Chicago River recognizes MWRD partnerships
News & Events | june 24th, 2024

Friends of the Chicago River honored two projects that the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) partnered on to restore local waterways and capture stormwater through a green infrastructure installation in Calumet Park. The Chicago Waterways Restoration Framework Plan …

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Pride is Power: MWRD honors Pride Month with flag raisings
News & Events | june 12th, 2024

On June 6, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) proudly raised the Pride flag at the Barbara J. McGowan Main Office Building, 100 E. Erie St., Chicago, and at all MWRD water reclamation plants, marking the fifth …

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12 green infrastructure projects selected for MWRD partnerships
News & Events | may 28th, 2024

A dozen projects designed to collect stormwater runoff and mitigate flooding through green infrastructure elements have been selected by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) for funding. The MWRD Board of Commissioners approved the selected projects on May …

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MWRD welcomes hundreds of visitors to Stickney and O’Brien Water Reclamation Plants
News & Events | may 28th, 2024

More than 600 neighbors flocked to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s (MWRD’s) water reclamation plants as part of Chicago Water Week, an initiative facilitated by Current Water. The impressive crowd dedicated their Saturdays to attend open houses …

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Mia Park offers insight during MWRD’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration
News & Events | may 22nd, 2024

At the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s (MWRD’s) annual Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month program, Mia Park, a multi-dimensional Korean American artist, entertained, educated, enlightened and explained to guests and MWRD staff how the Asian …

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MWRD leadership meets with Stratton, Welch, Harmon and lawmakers to bolster protection for water, environment
News & Events | may 7th, 2024

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s (MWRD) top elected officials traveled to Springfield last week to showcase the MWRD’s work to protect the region’s water and environment and to seek support on key legislation. The MWRD’s Board of Commissioners …

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GFOA honors MWRD for transparent budget, financial health
News & Events | may 7th, 2024

A consistent record of model fiscal health has again earned the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) the highest recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has …

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U.S. Rep. Casten, Lyons Township leaders hear MWRD plans
News & Events | may 7th, 2024

At a forum hosted by Lyons Township with U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (6th Dist.), leaders with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) highlighted numerous projects and partnerships in the area aimed at assisting local communities with solutions …

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“Federal funding will help build new training program for water careers,” Daily Herald
News & Events | may 7th, 2024

Daily Herald: U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates on Thursday announced $225,000 in federal funding allocated by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration to Current for the development of a pilot, entry-level job training program centered on wastewater-based epidemiology. The funding …

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