Bond Financing for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Capital Improvement Program
The MWRD is an extremely strong credit, with top credit ratings supported by:
- A diverse tax base and an ample general fund balance
- Prudent management of debt levels and costs
- A proactive approach to addressing pension concerns
MWRD issues bonds when capital requirements need to be met. Its full faith and credit is pledged to the punctual payment of the principal and interest on its General Obligation Bonds. All MWRD bonds are payable from a designated property tax levy; the Unlimited Tax Bonds have no limitation as to rate or amount, while the Limited Tax Bonds have no limitation as to rate but are limited as to amount. (See definitions of Debt Service Base Extension Limitation in the Official Statements.) Funds raised by such levies are collected by the County Treasurer, remitted to the MWRD Treasurer, and deposited in MWRD bond and interest funds for payment of the bonds at each debt service date.
For more on the MWRD’s debt management program, please click on the links below. Note that reports for prior years provide dated information for historical reference only; they have not been updated for developments subsequent to document issuance.
Official Statements [of Bonds Outstanding]
The Official Statement is created by District designees for potential bond purchasers and essentially protect investors' interests by providing all the information deemed necessary by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- $500,000,000 of General Obligation Capital Improvement and Refunding Bonds Series of 2021
- $426,260,000 General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds Series of 2016
- $295,805,000 General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds of 2014
- $400,000,000 General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds of July, 2011
- $600,000,000 General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds of August, 2009 (Build America Bonds)
- $188,315,000 General Obligation Series A of March, 2007
- $193,705,000 General Obligation Series B and C of March, 2007
MWRD started selling Green Bonds in 2014 to allow people to invest in projects that help the environment. So far, MWRD has sold almost $473 million in Green Bonds for different projects that focus on sustainability, such as:
• Stabilizing streambanks
• Building a facility to recover phosphorus
• Making improvements to save energy and reduce air pollution
The annual Green Bonds Report provides project highlights and updates on bond proceeds spending.