MWRD Pilot Project Supports Overflow Action Days

At the dedication Thursday, Friends’ executive director Margaret Frisbie exhorted “all of our government partners to take the District’s water conservation challenge through every measure possible, including using smart technologies like water-reducing urinals and promoting Overflow Action Days. If we all work together, we can protect clean water and reduce flooding and pollution to the river.”

The project, which was championed by President Spyropoulos, is supported by Local 130 Plumbers Union, Sierra Club of Illinois, and Friends of the Chicago River.


Photo courtesy MWRD. From left to right row 1: Frank Avila, commissioner; Frank Allen, Sloan Valve; Jack Darin, Sierra Club of Illinois; Margaret Frisbie, Friends of the Chicago River; James Coyne, Plumbers Local 130; and Timothy Bradford, commissioner. Row 2:  Martin Durkan, commissioner; David Walsh, commissioner; President Mariyana Spyropoulos, Barbara McGowan, commissioner; Josina Morita, commissioner; Kari Steele, commissioner; Debra Shore, commissioner; and David St. Pierre, MWRD executive director.