A internationally recognized leader in wastewater treatment and stormwater management, the MWRD treats an average of 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater each day via its seven water reclamation plants.
The MWRD is the wastewater treatment and stormwater management agency for the City of Chicago and 128 suburban communities throughout Cook County. We work every day to mitigate flooding and convert wastewater into valuable resources like clean water, phosphorus, biosolids and natural gas. If you live within our service area, the water that goes down your toilet, sinks and drains eventually comes to us to be cleaned.
Terrence J. O'Brien Plant Tour
Terrence J. O'Brien Water Reclamation Plant
Disinfection Facility Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, March, 2016