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MWRD enters Project Labor Agreement for work at Lockport Powerhouse and Controlling Works

An agreement is now in place to begin anticipated work on a $10 million rehabilitation project for a key piece of infrastructure that the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago owns and operates to protect the Chicago Area Waterway System. Read more here.


2019 Final Budget Book is now available.

2019 Final Budget Book is now available. Please click here to view the document.


Emission reductions help MWRD reach climate change goals ahead of schedule

Eighteen months after agreeing to formally continue to take a stand in the face of climate change, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is fulfilling its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Read more here.


MWRD-USACE partnership sets stage for critical reservoir completion

A pilot program by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, which has never been used by the Corps before, will grant the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago the critical funds it needs to complete the final chapter of the famed Tunnel and Reservoir Plan that protects and improves the quality of area waterways and reduces flooding. Read more here.


MWRD advises municipalities, residents to prevent winter flooding through proper planning

With temperatures warming up after record-break­ing cold the past few days, snowmelt and rain can lead to flooding in the Chicagoland region. Frozen ground is unable to absorb water and snow, and run-off immediately flows to the sewers. In ad­dition, ice can block storm drains and streams. As a result, flooding may occur when the sewer sys­tem becomes overwhelmed from the combination of normal sewage flow, rain water and snow melt. Learn more about flooding prevention here.

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