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Water Management

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The Department of Water Management is responsible for delivering close to 1 billion gallons of fresh pure water to the residents of Chicago and 125 suburban communities everyday. We are also responsible for removing the waste water and storm runoff from the streets of Chicago, via our sewer system and delivering the effluent for treatment to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. This is all accomplished through a network of purification plants, tunnels, pumping stations, water mains, sewer mains, valves and structures that require constant upkeep and maintenance.

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Most Recent News (Water Management)

Jan 31, 2014 Mayor Emanuel, Department of Water Management Announce MeterSave Program Exceeds 2013 Goals
Jan 27, 2014 Chicago Department of Water Management Urges Residents to Take Precautions to Avoid Frozen Pipes

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Department Main Office

Water Management

  • Phone: 312.744.4420 or 312.744.4h2O
    Toll Free:
    Fax: 312.744.7119
  • 333 S. State Street
    Chicago, IL 60604   
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