Sewer Permit Information

Effective May 1, 2014, the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (District) repealed the Sewer Permit Ordinance (SPO) and Manual of Procedures for the Administration of the Sewer Permit Ordinance  (MOP), with the exception of Article 6-5 of the MOP pertaining to regulation of excessive inflow and infiltration, as both ordinances are now subsumed into the Watershed Management Ordinance (WMO). 

For a copy of the ordinance repealing the SPO and MOP click here.

On October 3, 2013, the Board of Commissioners adopted the WMO, which also became effective on May 1, 2014.  The WMO sets forth regulations and permitting related to, among other things, erosion and sediment control, drainage and detention, isolated wetlands, floodplain, riparian areas, and qualified sewer construction for development and redevelopment.

For information on the WMO, including permit compliance click here.