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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is in the process of amending the Watershed Management Ordinance (WMO), which regulates development within Cook County and sewer construction within the MWRD's service area. 
Beginning July 8, 2024, we will be seeking input from the public on the proposed amendment, which is outlined in the redlined Draft Amendment. The current version of the WMO and an annotated Draft Amendment can be accessed here:

MWRD Watershed Management Ordinance  (As amended on May 2, 2024) (6.57 MB)

Redlined Draft Amendment to MWRD Watershed Management Ordinance (9.5 MB)

Public meetings

Two public meetings to discuss the proposed changes will be held virtually at 10:00 a.m. on July 12, 2024, and July 19, 2024. The links to the virtual meetings can be accessed here:

July 12, 2024 10:00 a.m. Virtual Meeting

July 19, 2024 10:00 a.m. Virtual Meeting

The public comment period will be open through August 8, 2024. Please submit all comments by email to WMOComments@mwrd.org or by mail to:

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago 
Local Sewer Systems Section
111 East Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611