The Department of Water Management is responsible for delivering nearly 1 billion gallons of fresh, potable water to the residents of Chicago every day. They are also responsible for removing waste water and storm water from the streets through the sewer system. A major component to maintaining a healthy and functioning water system in the City of Chicago is by ensuring the integrity of the infrastructure can withstand the daily high usage that it’s presented. In 2011, the Department of Water Management announced that they would be replacing water and sewer mains across the city that date back 100 years or more to avoid main breaks and other potential problems.
Currently, there are two Department of Water Management projects in the 45th Ward. To receive regular email updates about the progress of the following projects, register online for the WaterAlert program. Simply enter your name, email address, and the project identification number.
- Rutherford/Natoma Sewer Main Replacement – Project Identification Number 7242
- Balmoral/Neenah Sewer Main Replacement – Project Identification Number 6451
- Winona Water Main Replacement – Project Identification Number 1701032
- Austin Avenue Sewer Main Replacement