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August 29th, 2018

Gabriel will be closed for Labor Day

Gabriel will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in honor of Labor Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, September 4th.

 

May 23rd, 2018

Gabriel will be closed for Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day, Gabriel will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018.

 

March 1st, 2018

Chicago’s Water & Sewer Tax More Than Doubles for 2018

Chicago’s new water and sewer tax has increased from $0.59/1000 gallons to $1.28/1000 gallons effective January 1, 2018. This tax is assessed in addition to the water/sewer rates and was enacted to help pay for part of Chicago’s pension debt.

For facilities which use a lot of water, this increased tax will impact their 2018 budget. Enacting water conservation strategies may be helpful, especially as these water-sewer taxes will continue to rise to $2.01/1000 gallons in 2019 and $2.51/1000 gallons in 2020.

Contact Gabriel’s Water Department at water{at}gabenv.com or 773-486-2123 to discuss if a water saving audit may be beneficial to your facility.

December 21st, 2017

Gabriel’s Holiday Hours

Gabriel will be closed on Monday, December 25th and Monday, January 1st.

We look forward to working with you again in 2018!

Happy holidays to all!

November 22nd, 2017

Gabriel is closed for Thanksgiving

Gabriel is closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We wish you all happy Thanksgiving!

November 10th, 2017

Snow comes early to Chicago this year

A bit too early in the season for some of us at Gabriel’s headquarters, but it’s definitely snowing in Chicago today:

September 13th, 2017

Astronomers Without Borders – Donation Site

Gabriel is pleased to be an official ‘Astronomers Without Borders‘ (AWB) donation site for used solar glasses.

The donated glasses will be sent to schools and other institutions in South America and southeastern Asia for the next eclipse in 2019.

AWB will examine all of the donated glasses to make sure they are ISO-certified and aren’t damaged.

Donations can be dropped off at our reception desk from 8:00am – 5:30pm.  After-hours and weekend donations can be dropped off in the collection box by our side door in our parking lot.

Gabriel is located just north of downtown Chicago between North Avenue and Division Street, off the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94).

1421 N. Elston Ave.

Chicago, IL 60642

 

August 21st, 2017

Solar eclipse

Gabriel’s staff put on their ISO-certified solar eclipse glasses and enjoyed our viewing today (despite the clouds at peak eclipse time).

 

 

March 22nd, 2017

Visit the Chicago Flower & Garden Show

chicago flower and garden show logo

There’s still a few days to enjoy the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier. From March 18th – 26th, enjoy life-sized gardens, how-to workshops, and instructional seminars at this annual event.

This year’s show features:
  • 20 Feature Gardens
  • Garden Gourmet Cooking and Gardening Live Presentations
  • Potting Parties and Planting Fun
  • Kids Activity Garden
  • CARBA Cake Decorating Competition
  • Home & Garden Marketplace
The 2017 theme “Chicago’s Blooming” will spotlight all that is wonderful about Chicago’s unique neighborhoods and urban green spaces.
Visit chicagoflower.com to learn more about the seminar schedule, garden sponsors, and vendors.  Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the door.
February 2nd, 2017

RD-925s Due on February 21st, 2017

MWRD colorAll large-commercial industrial and tax-exempt users must submit their RD-925 User Charge Annual Certified Statement by February 2st, 2017. Fines and penalties are assessed for late filings.

This year’s submission includes updated forms and worksheets.  Additionally, MWRD will be emailing all facility contacts with sampling data if MWRD sampled your facility during 2016.

If you have any questions about the RD-925 statement or need Gabriel to complete your forms, contact Antonio Tabacchi or Tim Mazurek at 773-486-2123 or waterdept[at]gabenv.com.