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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is committed to making accessible for all users, including those with disabilities. 

As we maintain and evolve our website, we are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.  We are working to ensure our site is aligned with all applicable legal standards and meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Some of the accessible features of this site include:

  • Accessible color palette 
  • Easy keyboard navigation
  • Alt text required for all images
  • Video captions 

Conformance status

The MWRD strives to meet WCAG 2.2 Level AA standards. Currently, our site is partially conformant, meaning that some parts of our content may not fully conform to the accessibility standard. For example, information provided in older PDF files may not be fully accessible. We are continually measuring these gaps and working to address them.

Ongoing efforts to ensure accessible content

We routinely test content and features for WCAG 2.2 Level AA compliance. We remediate any issues to ensure we meet or exceed the standards. Testing is performed by accessibility experts using:

  • Color contrast analyzers
  • Keyboard-only navigation
  • Screen reader tools
  • Accessibility software tools and browser plug-ins
  • External vendor assessments

We also keep track of the ongoing evolution of accessibility standards, and as new best practices evolve, we will work to implement those practices on this website. 


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:

Phone: 312-751-5600
100 East Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611

We try to respond to feedback within 5 business days.