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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago


Education through engagement

As part of our 2021–2025 Strategic Plan, the MWRD’s community engagement efforts include providing educational publications at community events and educational presentations, guiding tour groups through our world-class facilities, and sharing knowledge in clean water advancements through our seminar series.


Where Does IT Go? storybook title art


“Where Does IT Go?” is a children’s storybook and award-winning animated video about the wastewater treatment process. Three Water Science Explorers are curious about what happens when they flush the toilet. Yadira, Paul, and Jessica set off on a special mission to explore the mystery of where pee, poop and toilet paper go. They also explore the many water career opportunities! The storybook offers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) workbook activities. 

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