Budget and Financial
The mission of our Treasury department is to provide quality management of the MWRD's financial resources by maximizing income on investments with minimal risk; issuing bonds to finance the wastewater collection, treatment, and flood control facilities’ capital needs; cost-effectively meeting the cash requirements of the MWRD’s operations, utilizing appropriate technology and efficient banking practices; and maintaining the MWRD's outstanding bond ratings.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports
The financial statements and other information contained in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, the Retirement Fund, and the Retiree Health Care Trust Fund Retirement Fund shown on the MWRD’s web pages represent historical information of the MWRD’s financial position from a particular date. The MWRD assumes no obligation for updating this information. The information in the CAFR's is subject to change at the sole discretion of the MWRD and without notice.
The MWRD has taken reasonable security measures to protect the integrity of its website and information posted thereon. However, no website can fully ensure against infiltration. Absent any unauthorized act that deletes, edits or somehow manipulates the information in the CAFR, such information is true and correct as of the dates shown.
The MWRD is authorized to invest in securities as defined by the Public Funds Investment Act (30 ILCS 235). Details of all authorized securities are defined in the MWRD’s Investment Policy.
Becoming an Approved Bank or Broker/Dealer
Banks and broker/dealers must meet the criteria defined in the MWRD’s Investment Policy in order to be approved to conduct business with the MWRD. Please see the following requirements:
Approved Banks and Broker/Dealers
Bond Financing for the MWRD’s Capital Improvement Program
The MWRD benefits from:
AA+/Stable Outlook and AAA/Stable Outlook credit ratings (as of 5/27/16)
A proactive approach to addressing pension concerns, generous general fund reserves, diverse tax base and the flexibility to control costs.
Structurally balanced financial operations, manageable debt load, and history of prudent financial stewardship.
The MWRD issues bonds when capital requirements need to be met. Treasury ensures on-time payments to bond holders; maintains ongoing efficient debt structure; monitors the debt service extension base capacity; and maintains the MWRD’s outstanding credit ratings. For more on the MWRD’s debt management program, please click on the links below.
The full faith and credit of the MWRD is pledged to the punctual payment of the principal and interest on its General Obligation Bonds. The Unlimited Tax Bonds are payable from a designated property tax levy without limitation as to rate or amount. The limited Tax Bonds are payable from a designated property tax levy without limitation as to rate, but are limited as to amount. See definitions of Debt Service Base Extension Limitation in the offering documents. Funds raised by such levies are remitted directly to the MWRD Treasurer and immediately deposited in the bond and interest funds for payment of the bonds.
Bond Ratings for 2016 Series A-F (as of 05/27/16)
MWRD General Obligation Bonds
Standard & Poors - AA+
Fitch Ratings* - AAA
*Fitch Ratings affirmed the District’s AAA rating on May 24,2018.
Bond Ratings (as of 12/21/2018; excludes 2014 and 2016 Series of Bonds)
MWRD General Obligation Bonds
Moody's Investor Services - Aa2
Note: Clicking on the rating will direct you to the most recent published rating report from corresponding rating agency.
Eligible Lists for Underwriter, Financial Advisor and Counsel
As a result of the RFP process, the MWRD has published a list of eligible firms to act as underwriter, financial advisor, and counsel on upcoming bond sales.
Eligible Underwriters *The MWRD anticipates advertising its next Underwriter Services RFP in June 2019 to prepare for its new money bond sale in 2020.
Green Bond Project Reporting