MBA is a 503 (c)(6) not-for-profit organization that will be supported by membership dues, similar to other successful regional biosolids associations. The association was incorporated in the state of Illinois on October 19, 2022. Administrative services for the association are provided by KB III Group which also provides similar outstanding services to other associations such as Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies.
The association has elected an Executive Committee and begun to fill volunteer roles on technical committees. The funding needed to cover the initial administrative costs was provided by Great Lakes Water Authority, Detroit, MI (GLWA) and KB III Group. Dr. John Norton, Jr. Director of Energy, Research, & Innovation said, “We at Great Lakes Water Authority are happy to fuel the creation of MBA as this type of regional association is critical to maintain the benefits of biosolids management accrued over the decades.”
Albert Cox, PhD
MWRD of Greater Chicago
John Norton, PhD, PE
Great Lakes Water Authority
Stacia Eckenwiler, PE
Division of Sewerage & Drainage