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Posted on: May 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Mayor exploring solutions to local flooding issues

MWRD President Mariyana Spyropoulos with Mayor Guerin

In a recent meeting with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) President Mariyana Spyropoulos, River Grove Village President Dave Guerin discussed several initiatives to address some of the top concerns of local residents.

"As the voice of our town that is turning 130 years old in 2018, it is important for me to work with the MWRD and to explore all funding options to update our aging infrastructure while at the same time exploring solutions to our flooding issues," said Mayor Guerin. In addition to ways to manage the threat of local flooding, the meeting also included ideas about how to use MWRD funding to replace alleys.

The main purpose of the MWRD is the reclamation and treatment of wastewater and floodwater abatement in Cook County to protect the health and safety of citizens and of area waterways. Home to the largest wastewater treatment plant in the world, the MWRD treats an average of 1.5 billion gallons of wastewater each day.

Following the meeting, Mayor Guerin was optimistic that working with dedicated officials at the local, state and county levels of government will improve the quality of life for all River Grove residents.

 "President Spyropoulos is a strong leader and I am proud to know her," added Mayor Guerin. 

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