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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

The reports from previous years are for your historical reference. They have not been updated with new information that came out after they were published.

Fiscal Year Budget Cycle

May – June

  • Our mid-year budget review begins. 
  • Departments start preparing their budgets for the next fiscal year. 

July

  • Mid-year budget reviews continue.
  • Departments continue preparing their budgets.
  • MWRD works on its 5-year financial forecast

August

  • Departments continue preparing their budgets.
  • MWRD works on its 5-year financial forecast
  • The Executive Director and staff review budget estimates

September

The Executive Director and staff review budget estimates

October

  • Preparation and printing of the Executive Director’s recommended budget
  • Committee on Budget and Employment (COBE) and Board review the budget
  • Another round of budget review begins

November

  • Committee on Budget and Employment (COBE) and Board review the budget
  • Preparation and printing of preliminary budget
  • Budget review continues
  • Board review continues
  • Public hearings about the budget begin

December

  • Board review continues
  • Public hearings about the budget continue
  • Final budget amendments are added

January

  • Final budget is printed
  • The budget is implemented for the new fiscal year
  • A short-form version of the budget is published in a general circulation newspaper

February – April

  • The budget cycle begins again
  • The final budget is implemented for the fiscal year

 

Download: 2023–2024 Budget Cycle

 

To request additional information, please contact

Irene Green, Budget Officer

  • Call: 312-751-6547
  • Mail: 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611-3154