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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MWRD commissioners adopt balanced 2024 spending plan
News & Events | may 7th, 2024

A $1.4 billion budget was approved to continue the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s (MWRD’s) work to transform wastewater into clean water, mitigate flooding, recover resources, protect public health and area water resources, and invest in innovation to …

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Investing in women, water and community; MWRD makes inaugural public funds investment in First Women’s Bank
News & Events | may 7th, 2024

An investment made by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is maximizing public dollars toward the protection of critical water infrastructure and the environment while also uplifting a financial institution uniquely positioned to offer women more business …

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MWRD promotes environmental responsibility at Latinx Stewardship Day
News & Events | may 7th, 2024

The third annual Latinx Stewardship Day, a joint initiative by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) and the Forest Preserves of Cook County, triumphantly encouraged environmental consciousness among the Latinx community. This impactful event took place on …

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Strategic Plan dashboard tracks MWRD progress, measures success
News & Events | june 12th, 2023

The dashboard, found at mwrd.org/strategic-plan, takes into consideration a range of items and goals that the MWRD strives to meet in the short and long-term. These informative data points, graphs and charts allow viewers to learn more about the MWRD …

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A plan to address climate change: MWRD outlines strategy to lower its carbon footprint and recommit to protecting water
News & Events | may 31st, 2023

The critical agency tasked with protecting the Chicago area’s water environment and managing the effects of climate change on water, has now adopted a plan to reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions to thwart the devastating effects of global warming, …

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MWRD promotes international learning exchange embracing culture and science to address water solutions
News & Events | may 31st, 2023

Just as water’s flow reaches every corner of the world, so, too, has the network of partners that the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has collaborated with to implement innovative practices in water reclamation and the recovery …

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