MWRD Home Page is a portal with links to other websites. These include links to web sites operated by Illinois agencies and officials, other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.


Access to MWRD’s website is provided subject to the following terms and conditions. Please read these terms carefully as use of these sites constitutes acceptance of all the following terms and conditions:

Disclaimer of Liability

Neither MWRD, nor any of its agencies nor any of its employees shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein and MWRD assumes no responsibility for anyone's use of the information. In no event shall MWRD’s website or its employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement or substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this system, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Accuracy of Data

Although the data found using MWRD's access systems has been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information. This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information. MWRD provides this information on an "as is" basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed. Changes may be periodically made to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new version of the publication. If you have obtained information from any of MWRD's web pages from a source other than MWRD pages, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution. Data can also quickly become out of date. It is recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of any data associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them to via email.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

MWRD is a distributor of content sometimes supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information provided by users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of MWRD and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by MWRD.

Disclaimer for External Links

MWRD is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that MWRD is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from MWRD's web pages on the World Wide Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from MWRD. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the web surfer to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. MWRD's website contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites and resources. Since MWRD's website is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.

Disclaimer of Duty to Continue Provision of Data

Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restricted access the next, and the location of items may change as menus, homepages, and files are reorganized. The user expressly agrees that use of MWRD's website is at the user's sole risk. MWRD does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents and related graphics published on this server could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. MWRD and/or its respective agencies and programs may make improvements and/or changes in the information and/or programs described herein at any time.

Disclaimer of Translations

Reasonable efforts have been made to provide an accurate translation; however, no translation is perfect nor is it intended to replace the original language. The official text is the English version of those contents.


Accessibility Disclaimer

We strive to maintain a website that is as technologically accessible and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is consistent with the World Wide Web Consortium’s current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

We recognize that usability may not function perfectly in every area of the website. Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing.

If, at any time, you have difficulty using this website, or with a particular web page or function on this site, please contact us by phone 312-751-6633, or email and we will assist you.

If you have found an inaccessible area on the site, please contact us by sending an email to Please provide the format that you require the content to be in, the web page address of the material, and your contact information.

We welcome your questions and comments on how to improve the website’s accessibility.

Personal Information

Users are NOT required to provide any information to search, retrieve, download, filter and otherwise use the data available on MWRD’s website.  If you choose to provide personal information (e.g.,-completing a form on MWRD’s website, requesting information, registering with an email address or phone number) the information will be used to respond to your message. Your information may be shared with another government agency to assist in answering your questions and to better understand user needs for MWRD or as otherwise required by law. Any email address or phone number provided in connection with your question or suggestion will not be publicly viewable on the website.

In contacting MWRD with your questions and comments, you should NOT include additional personal information, including Social Security numbers.

For certain MWRD users who need access to administrative privileges in order to carry out MWRD functions in their roles as official representatives of federal, state, local or tribal governments or certain non-governmental organizations, MWRD collects additional information such as name, organization, job title, and business address, business telephone number and business email address.


MWRD is NOT a Privacy Act System of Record. Submission of any information is voluntary, and the collection of email addresses or phones numbers for user accounts with administrative privileges is being done purely for the purpose of authentication.


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MWRD analyzes web site logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our site. Our web site logs are personally identifiable if user is logged in.


MWRD’s website may use per-session variables (cookies) to store information within a session. A session is the time from the point when a user logs into a system to the point where data is submitted to a web application. A typical session usually lasts less than one minute. When the session ends, the per-session cookies are deleted from the Internet server's memory cache.

Persistent cookies, files that are stored on a user's hard drive, are NOT used by MWRD.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


MWRD, as developer and manager of this website, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its communications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire MWRD operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management.

This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via MWRD supported websites.

Choice of Law

Construction of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes thereof are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. The laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A., shall apply to all uses of this data and this system. By use of this system and any data contained therein, the user agrees that use shall conform to all applicable laws and regulations and user shall not violate the rights of any third parties.