Water Management

The Chicago Water Agenda defines a number of initiatives and policies to better conserve our fresh water and to wisely manage storm water. In this site we have gathered many resources to give you the information needed to help save our source water.

The Department of Water Management is responsible for delivering nearly 1 billion gallons of fresh pure water to the residents of Chicago and 125 suburban communities every day. We are also responsible for removing the waste water and storm runoff from the streets of Chicago through the sewer system, and delivering the effluent for treatment to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. All of this is 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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Flushing Your Water System 

Now that your old water main has been replaced and your water service has been connected to the new water main, it is important to flush your plumbing of any sediment, rust or metals, including any lead to maintain water quality.


 Consumer Lead Testing Results and Requests  


 

Locations and Project Description:

Water and Sewer Construction Projects in Chicago


 

Conservation

Learn what you can do to save water.

Education

Information for students, teachers and citizens.

   

 Department Facts

 Additional Information

 

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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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