The Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District (KWRD) has been pursuing energy efficiency and energy recovery opportunities for many years. In October 2022, they received national recognition as a Utility of the Future Today from the Water Environment Federation, honoring their accomplishments for transformational work in watershed stewardship, community engagement, energy efficiency and resource recovery. They were the only plant in Illinois to receive this prestigious recognition. With their aim of becoming energy neutral by 2025, they are leading the way for wastewater treatment efficiency and recovery in Illinois.