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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

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Head of Water District talks financial and environmental sustainability

When he became executive director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District in 2011, David St. Pierre said he saw the district as a national leader in the wastewater-treatment industry.

Addressing a sold-out room at the City Club of Chicago Tuesday, St. Pierre discussed the MWRD’s recent accomplishments and his plans for ensuring MWRD stays at the “cutting edge” of the field.

Water Reclamation District preps $200 million overhaul of treatment facility

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is moving forward on an almost $200 million project to build new treatment facilities at the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, the world’s largest wastewater treatment facility.

At a meeting Thursday, the MWRD Board agreed to advertise a $198.6 million contract for the Stickney plant, which sits on 570 acres of land in Cicero and processes wastewater for 2.38 million Cook County residents, per an MWRD estimate.

Heavy rain damages MWRD drainage structure in Cal City

Water District sees money in its waste

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is eying a plan to turn waste from its water treatment plants into biogas energy and revenue for the agency.

Agency Executive Director David St. Pierre noted at a MWRD Board meeting on Thursday that the agency is on the verge of getting state permission to convert recycled waste into renewable resources, and then sell its product on the open market.

Water district seeks out community-by-community flood prevention deals

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board on Thursday approved an agreement with the Village of Glenview that is intended to reduce the risk of flooding for more than 1,000 homeowners in the flat, flood-prone North Shore community.

David St. Pierre, executive director of MWRD, explained to the board that the Glenview pact should be the first of several agreements MWRD reaches to transfer cash to municipal governments for flood prevention infrastructure.

“We’re working with each community in Cook County to come up with a localized flooding plan,” St. Pierre said.

MWRD expands wage settlement for union workers

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District on Thursday took another step toward settling a union-wage dispute when the agency’s board voted in favor of extending an earlier settlement with some union workers to a group of other union members.

At issue was construction work union members performed on an MWRD-owned building at the site of the CUP-McCook Reservoir between the Des Plaines River and the Sanitary Ship Canal.