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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

Water Rec district loses top bond rating

MWRD green-lights contracts for Chicago River disinfection

Plans to disinfect the Chicago River are moving forward after the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board of Commissioners signed off Thursday on a pair of contracts with companies that will install disinfection facilities for portions of the river system.

Federal court to shape future of Chicago-area flood prevention

A federal judge is expected to rule by the end of this year on an agreement that governs how the Chicago area intends to prevent flooding and contaminated water, which has lately wreaked havoc on both Chicagoland properties and local waterways.

Public meetings to flesh out sprawling MWRD stormwater legislation

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District will hold four public meetings over a two-week span to solicit feedback on the agency’s 159-page Cook County Watershed Management Ordinance, legislation that has been six years in the making.

Water Reclamation District targets Chicago school asphalt

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is pursuing a $2 million pilot program with Chicago Public Schools to replace asphalt on school campuses that is linked to contamination in the city sewer systems.

Commissioner calls for increased transparency at county’s water agency

According to one commissioner on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Board of Commissioners, the agency overseeing Cook County’s water should provide more information concerning projects slated for board consideration.

MWRD awards long-delayed Wilmette Harbor lease

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago board approved a 39-year lease for management rights at Wilmette Harbor in an eleventh hour vote on Thursday.

Wilmette Harbor Association, the lessee, has maintained the north suburban harbor since 1938. However, WHA had been preparing to vacate the property since the district’s Board of Commissioners voted against granting them the lease at its last meeting, held on April 4.

MWRD rejects all bidders for Wilmette Harbor lease

Wilmette Harbor appears to be without a caretaker for the coming season as the result of a vote that left district commissioners and boaters alike scratching their heads.

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago on Thursday voted down a recommendation from its procurement board to lease the harbor to the Wilmette Harbor Association, an entity that has managed the property since 1938. The association had entered a bid for a minimum annual payment to the MWRD of $68, 501 in return for rental rights at the harbor.

Wilmette Harbor lease in limbo