Brookfield Historical Society to host speaker on water issues Wednesday

BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Historical Society will host a speaker from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Grossdale Station, 8820 Brookfield Avenue.

The MWRD is tasked with protecting the water quality in the area, including the water of Lake Michigan and protecting businesses and homes from flooding.

Mary Carroll, community education specialist with the MWRD, will speak about the district's mission, history and how municipalities can get a handle on controlling rainwater runoff and overflowing streams to prevent flooding.