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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

Hundreds More Chicagoans Report Flooding As Neighbors Again Asked To Scale Back Water Usage

West and Far Southwest Side neighborhoods logged the most flooding reports. More rain might be on the way, so you should still limit how much you're running the dishwasher, showering or doing laundry, officials said.


Environmental Advocate Precious Brady-Davis Becomes First Black, Trans Woman Appointed To Public Office In Cook County

Brady-Davis was sworn in Wednesday as a commissioner for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, which works to protect Lake Michigan's water.


With City’s Water Systems At Capacity, Chicagoans Urged To Reduce Water Usage

Recent intense rainfall has taxed the area's waterways, causing flooding and prompting officials to reverse the flow of the Chicago River into Lake Michigan. The last time they did this was in May 2020.


New Chicago River Sensors Give Real-Time Updates On Water Quality

“H2NOW reports on the river like a meteorologist reports on the weather,” said Alaina Harkness, executive director of the nonprofit leading the project.


Want To Help Save Monarch Butterflies? Get Free Milkweed Seeds, Oak Tree Saplings From State Water District

Chicagoans can get free milkweed seeds to help butterflies or oak tree saplings through the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.


Morgan Shoal Retaining Wall, Meant To Protect South Lakefront From Further Erosion, Will Be Complete In 6 Weeks, City Says

A new barrier wall — which will also carry the Lakefront Trail — will be built and 1,500 tons of rubble will be placed along the lakefront from 47th to 51st streets as part of the $1.5 million project.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Free Asian Carp Tacos Available This Weekend At Uptown’s Fiesta Mexicana

You can take a bite out of the Asian carp invasive species problem by eating free tacos Saturday and Sunday.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Water Reclamation District’s Road Show In Mt. Greenwood Saturday Includes Job Chances, Free Rain Barrel And More

Learn about wastewater, win prizes, and find out about careers with the District.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park