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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago


Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Recovering Resources, Transforming Water

Strategic Plan
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MWRD Strategic Plan 2021 – 2025

The MWRD's 2021 – 2025 Strategic Plan was developed by a multi-functional team of MWRD personnel and outside consultants to identify the strategic goals, strategies, and initiatives for the next five years.


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Recent News Releases

March 5, 2024

The Flood Control Project on Farmers and Prairie Creeks can potentially reduce flooding for more than 100 structures.

March 1, 2024

MWRD hosts Lunch and Learn event with Lyons Township and elected officials that highlights the MWRD's numerous projects and partnerships.

March 1, 2024

MWRD Commissioner Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda joins U.S. Rep. Jesús "Chuy" García (4th Dist.) and State Rep. Abdelnasser Rashid (21st Dist.) for a town hall meeting for the 4th Congressional District in Riverside.

March 1, 2024

For The Love of Water (FLOW) is a summary of news from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.


With support from the MWRD the village of La Grange Park converted three intersections along Monroe Avenue into permeable surfaces. The project reduces the load on the sewer system and will complement plans to separate additional sewer systems to divert water to nearby Salt Creek.

The MWRD’s green infrastructure project at Arthington Mall Plaza at the University of Illinois at Chicago features 37,000 square feet of permeable pavement, new seating, native plants and rain gardens.

The MWRD worked with the village of Mount Prospect to transform two beautiful park spaces that can now accommodate more stormwater and protect the community from flooding, while also giving the residents a place to gather and play.

The Tunnel and Reservoir Plan is a system of deep, large diameter tunnels and vast reservoir designed to reduce flooding, improve water quality in Chicago area waterways and protect Lake Michigan from pollution caused by sewer overflows.

Calendar of Events





Board Meeting

10:30am - 12:00pm
Thursday, March 7, 2024



Virtual Tour

2:00pm - 3:15pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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