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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

MWRD 2021–2025 Strategic Plan

The MWRD’s 2021–2025 Strategic Plan was developed by a multi-functional team of MWRD personnel and outside consultants to identify the goals, strategies, and initiatives for the next five years. A dashboard was developed to provide MWRD stakeholders with periodic updates on Strategic Plan progress.

Strategic Plan

2021-2025 Strategic Plan 
28-page booklet 


Strategic Plan Dashboard

Strategic Plan Dashboard 
Interactive dashboard 



The MWRD will protect the health and safety of the public in its service area, protect the quality of the water supply source (Lake Michigan), improve the quality of water in watercourses in its service area, protect businesses and homes from flood damages, and manage water as a vital resource for its service area.


We will continue to be a world-leading wastewater and stormwater management utility focused on flooding mitigation, resource recovery, sustainability, resilience, and innovation.


Excellence, Respect, Innovation, Safety, Equity & Diversity, and Accountability

The Planning Process