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I recently attended a policy summit on the Water and Wastewater Utility of the Future in Washington, DC, hosted by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. Fascinating movement afoot, and huge infrastructure challenges. But I am thrilled to report that the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) is moving into the lead as a resource recovery agency. All the changes that will make the Utility of the Future are underway here and now:
(You’ll find much more in my 2013 Annual Report.)
The Watershed Management Ordinance adopted by the MWRD Board in October 2013 goes into effect on May 1. That will help to guide future development and redevelopment in ways that will be better for people and the environment.
A number of major projects are underway that will be completed in the next year or two:
It’s an exciting time to be working on the water front. Let’s just pray that we are not beset by the dramatic storms that have inundated us over the last few years.