We are still accepting WMO permit applications. For those that have submitted applications, the applications are being reviewed. Click here for instructions on how to submit WMO documents electronically.

Effective May 1, 2014, the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) repealed the Sewer Permit Ordinance (SPO) and Manual of Procedures for the Administration of the Sewer Permit Ordinance  (MOP), with the exception of Article 6-5 of the MOP pertaining to regulation of excessive inflow and infiltration, as both ordinances are now subsumed into the Watershed Management Ordinance (WMO). 

On October 3, 2013, the Board of Commissioners adopted the WMO, which also became effective on May 1, 2014. The WMO sets forth regulations and permitting related to, among other things, erosion and sediment control, drainage and detention, isolated wetlands, floodplain, riparian areas, and qualified sewer construction for development and redevelopment.

For information on the WMO, including permit compliance, see mwrd.org/wmo.