MWRD urges residents to reduce water usage

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is encouraging area residents to minimize their use of water before and during storm events to reduce the amount of water flowing into the sewer system. 

According to the National Weather Service, between April 27 and May 3, approximately 5 inches of rain fell in our area. More rain is expected this week.

The MWRD’s Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP) consists of 109 miles of tunnels and three reservoirs and is near capacity. 

The Calumet system that serves the far South Side of Chicago and 13 south suburban municipalities is storing 3.5 billion gallons. All of this water will be pumped back to MWRD water reclamation plants for treatment when conditions permit. 


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