On January 28, 2016, David St. Pierre, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, addressed the CAIC Environmental Committee. The District covers 883 square miles and provides wholesale wastewater treatment for over five million residents in Cook County. The District operates seven wastewater treatment plants [including the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant (above)], which treat over 1.4 billion gallons/day. The District also provides regional storm water services. Among other tasks, the District is leading efforts among utilities in adopting a resource recovery model. In his presentation, David provided CAIC Members with the latest information on Calumet WRP improvements, disinfection, Ordinance changes, resource recovery, User Charge, the regulatory outlook and more!
Additional informative presentations were made by Gail Walker (EnviroCom -- community relations in the Calumet Area), Andrew Coultas et. al. (Alper Services -- workers comp audit services) and Chris McAuliffe (Friends of Big Marsh -- Bike Park update).