Created in 1889 as the Sanitary District of Chicago, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) today is a special-purpose district responsible for treating wastewater and providing stormwater management for residents and businesses in its service area, which encompasses 882.1 square miles and includes Chicago and 128 suburban communities throughout Cook County.
The MWRD serves approximately 10.35 million people each day, including 5.25 million residents of Chicago and 128 suburban communities.
This special meeting will reconvene the preceding day's meeting which ended without a quorum. They will vote on whether to lease MWRD land to the Village of Crestwood for 10% of the parcel's assessed value or, as Crestwood Mayor Presta requested, to lower it to 6%. Crestwood plans to build a casino on the land.