MWRD, Sloan Valve Co. announce public/private partnership pilot program to demonstrate water conservation
Thursday, December 15, 2016
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Board of Commissioners announced a water conservation pilot program at the MWRD’s main headquarters at 100 E. Erie St., Chicago, that could save 585,000 gallons of water annually. Sloan Valve Company, a manufacturer specializing in plumbing valves and fixtures, has donated 15 hybrid urinals for use in MWRD’s main office. These special units clean the lines behind the trap with a burst of one gallon of water eve
The 15 hybrid urinals will be installed this January by MWRD Local 130 plumbers, making the MWRD the first unit of local government in Cook County to utilize the technology. “Local 130 has been at the forefront of water and gray water conservation issues, and we’re proud to support this pilot program,” said James Coyne, business manager for Plumbers Local 130.