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Overflow Action Alert

The MWRD has issued an Overflow Action Day alert. Please limit water usage to absolute necessities. Visit our Overflow Action page for more information.


Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

The MWRD owns property along the Chicago Area Waterway System throughout the region. We lease property not currently needed for our corporate purposes for commercial and industrial use and for parks and green space.

See our Guide to Commercial/Industrial Leasing and our Guide to Public Leasing for information about how to get started.

See featured properties available for lease.

MWRD Online Channel Atlas

MWRD Online Channel Atlas  shows MWRD-owned property along the Chicago Area Waterway System, including vacant parcels available for lease.

For new lease inquiries, please contact: or 312-751-5777. Please include your name, email address, phone number, and description of your inquiry. In addition, please reference the MWRD parcel number or address, if available.

MWRD Real Estate Documents

Documents and Procedures for Leasing MWRD Real Estate

Land Use Leasing Criteria 

Make a Payment

Real Estate Study Sessions

On August 18, 2022, the MWRD Board of Commissioners held a study session regarding MWRD real estate. The presentation provided by the MWRD’s Law Department is available below as well as the 2021 study session. These presentations give an overview of the laws, policies, and practices relating to the management of MWRD real estate not currently committed to corporate use.

2022 Study Session
2021 Study Session