What is the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago?
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is Cook County's sanitary district! We clean the water that goes down your toilets, sinks, and sewers. We also clean stormwater and flood water.
A deeper look...
The MWRDGC is an independent government and taxing body encompassing approximately 91 percent of the land area and 98 percent of the assessed valuation of Cook County, Illinois. It is governed by a nine-member Board of Commissioners who are elected at large and serve on a salaried basis. Three Commissioners are elected every two years for six-year terms, and biannually, the Board elects from its membership a President, Vice President, and Chairman of Finance. The District owns and operates seven water reclamation plants and 22 pumping stations and treats an average of 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater each day. The District’s total wastewater treatment capacity is over 2 billion gallons per day. Find some of the most important MWRD links below.