• Sectors: Water and Utilities

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA - The city of Chicago sits on the shores of Lake Michigan, one of the Great Lakes, which are the largest surface freshwater system on Earth. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) serves a population of 10.4 million people, treats an average 1.4 billion gallons of wastewater per day, and operates seven water reclamation plants, two of which are among the largest in the country.

10.4 Million

Population Served

1.4 Billion

Gallons of Wastewater per day

To help MWRD meet its mission of protecting health and public safety, providing good environmental stewardship and managing area water as a vital resource Arcadis provided services for several critical projects. These included: planning and designing a new effluent disinfection facility, the study of biogas beneficial reuse and energy conservation at the WRPs and design concepts for biogas-to-electricity utilization systems.

As Chicago strives to become one of the greenest cities in the country, these projects assisted by carbon footprint reduction and economic savings. MWRD serves an area of 883 square miles (1421 square kilometers).

Outcomes

10.4 Million

Population Served

1.4 Billion

Gallons of Wastewater per day

Questions about this project

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