ELGL Midwest Field Trip on Jan. 30, 2015

Posted on November 25, 2014

ELGL’s Midwest chapter is going on a field trip, and you’re invited! This won’t be a lunch seminar or a team-building workshop … no, come Jan. 30, 2015, we’ll be getting down and dirty with a visit to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago wastewater treatment facility in Stickney!

It’s the largest wastewater treatment plant in the world. Let that sink in for a minute. This remarkable feat of engineering processes an astounding 1.2 billion gallons of water per day, and the the plant’s regular operation impacts communities all around the Chicago area.

This is a fantastic opportunity for assistant city managers, public works analysts, engineers, planners and anyone who enjoys wearing hardhats to come on out for a visit. This is a public utility with plenty of security, so we’ll need to get background checks for all attendees. Here’s the relevant information for our tour.

  • What: A guided tour of MWRD’s facility in Stickney
  • When: January 30, 2015 – the tour is 2.5 hours long, and factoring in travel time for many suburban attendees, it’s safe to expect this to be a half-day affair
  • Where: Stickney, Illinois, just southwest of Chicago. Specific instructions will come later
  • What else: Attendees will need to submit a copy of their ID for a background check
  • RSVP: Please RSVP to br.southey@gmail.com. He will be coordinating the tour and background checks

We’ll see you in January!

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