Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago facilities are open for tours! In-person tours are scheduled by appointment only at our seven water reclamation plants (WRPs) throughout Cook County.
We also offer free virtual tours of the Chicago area’s water history and infrastructure.
Facility tours can accommodate 10–30 people, from children in fifth grade up to adults. Tours must be scheduled at least 30 days in advance to allow time for processing waivers, IDs and security checks. The availability of in-person tours is subject to change at any time based on public health reports and our operational needs.
John E. Egan WRP
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Duration: 2 hours
Hanover Park WRP
Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour
James C. Kirie WRP
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Duration: 1.5 hours
All adults must supply a clear copy of their state-issued ID or passport for a security check.
We collect signed waivers from every visitor, regardless of age, for minors and adults.
Our walking tours occur in the rain or shine, so please dress for the weather.
Additionally, you will visit an industrial working environment, so long pants and sturdy shoes are required.
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