District Earns Earth Flag for Sustainability Efforts
The District was presented with an Earth Flag in recognition of its sustainability and energy efficiency efforts from SCARCE, a local environmental non-profit organization. General Manager Nick Menninga, Assistant General Manager Amy Underwood and DGSD Board of Trustees Wally Van Buren, Amy Sejnost and Paul Coultrap accepted the flag on behalf of the District and was joined by State Senator John Curran and State Representative Anne Stava-Murray and DuPage County Board Members Liz Chaplin and Julie Renehan, and Kay McKeen, Executive Director of SCARCE.
The flag highlights our work to operate our wastewater treatment center as a net-zero facility (creating as much energy as we use) through converting wastewater into usable energy. It also recognizes our involvement with the community including our recycling program for used cooking oil, participation in the DuPage River Sweep and hosting educational tours of our treatment center for local students and teachers.