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Water, Water Everywhere? DuPage Water Commission leads efforts to better manage Lake Michigan water

By Marcella Bondie, LEED AP Standing on Lake Michigan’s beaches, it’s easy to think that we—those of us lucky enough to live within piping distance of a Great Lake—have an endless supply of water. However, as I discovered on May … Continue reading

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Closing the water-energy loop at Kirie plant

Photo credit: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago By Matt Nichols In May, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) opened a new energy recycling system at the James C. Kirie water reclamation plant in Des Plaines which will … Continue reading

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More than a pipe dream: The path forward for water utilities

By Matt Nichols “Financial issues, sustainability and optimized asset management practices.” Those challenges likely sound familiar to managers in any number of industries, especially amid the on-going economic malaise.  They are also the key themes that engineering consulting firm Black … Continue reading

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Rain Check: Regional Solutions to Stormwater Management

MPC Research Assistant Matt Nichols authored this post Imagine a Chicago where a long-polluted river serves as a genuine second waterfront for residents to enjoy.  Think of what could be possible if every property owner captured and re-used the thousands … Continue reading

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An ‘uncommon’ farm blooms on restaurant’s rooftop

Uncommon Ground proves sustainable practices can help businesses’ bottom lines. Continue reading

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