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Chicago Water District Hires Black & Veatch to Build Plant

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago hired two companies to build a facility that will help the agency comply with proposed state limits on phosphorus in water supplies. The plant also will produce fertilizer to offset the cost of the project.

The work will be done by Black & Veatch Corp., a construction services company based in Overland Park, Kansas, and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., a designer and operator of five recovery facilities in North America that is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the agency said in a statement. The plant will operate in conjunction with the district’s Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, which serves 2.2 million people and is the largest facility of its kind in the world, it said.