Bill Text: IL HR0511 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Congratulates the Bloomington-Normal Water Reclamation District on the 100th anniversary of its founding.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-09-18 - Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Dan Brady [HR0511 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HR0511-Introduced.html


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HOUSE RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives wish to congratulate the Bloomington-Normal
4Water Reclamation District on the occasion of the 100th
5anniversary of its founding; and
6 WHEREAS, In 1919, residents of Bloomington-Normal voted to
7form a sanitary district to treat wastewater in the two
8communities; in 1928, a new, state-of-the-art plant began
9service and, throughout the years, was upgraded and expanded;
10and
11 WHEREAS, In 1990, the district was renamed the
12Bloomington-Normal Water Reclamation District (BNWRD) by
13district trustees; in 2005, the J. Michael Callahan Southeast
14Wastewater Plant, a second wastewater treatment facility,
15opened to serve the northeast, east, and southeast metro areas
16of Bloomington-Normal, as well as portions of the Village of
17Downs; and
18 WHEREAS, The Bloomington-Normal Water Reclamation
19District's mission is to recycle wastewater safely,
20efficiently, and economically to improve the quality of life,
21maintain the public health, and protect the environment in the
22Bloomington-Normal area; and

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1 WHEREAS, The Bloomington-Normal Water Reclamation District
2has created and currently maintains two environmental sites in
3McLean County; the Kenneth L. Schroeder Wildlife Sanctuary is
4located near the Southeast Plant and is open to the public; the
5E. Burton Mercier Conservation Area is near Shirley; and
6 WHEREAS, The Bloomington-Normal Water Reclamation District
7has been nominated for a number of awards; the West Bloomington
8Plant has been nominated for Plant of the Year by the Illinois
9Environmental Protection Agency multiple times and was
10selected as the Group One Plant of the Year by the statewide
11Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators four
12times; in February 2019, the Southeast Plant received the Group
13One Plant of the Year Award from the Illinois Association of
14Water Pollution Control Operators for excellence in
15aesthetics, cleanliness, operations, and compliance with state
16wastewater treatment standards; therefore, be it
17 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
18HUNDRED FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
19we congratulate the Bloomington-Normal Water Reclamation
20District on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its
21founding; and be it further
22 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be

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1presented to the Bloomington-Normal Water Reclamation District
2as an expression of our esteem and respect.
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