Elections

Election Explainer: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

Whichever way the votes count up, there’s some change coming to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

Ellen Hao

It’s an unusual election year for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD). Normally, every two years, three of the nine seats on the district’s board of commissioners go up for election. Each seat has a six-year term. The idea is to stagger board turnover, so that from election year to election year, two-thirds of the board remains consistent.