US Army Corps of Engineers
Chicago District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Pete Visclosky (IN-1), Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, and the Gary Sanitary District held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of a sewer improvement project in Gary, Indiana, March 19.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District hosted a Business Opportunities Open House Feb. 20.
The MWRD received $33.8 million in federal funds under authority of Section 1043 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, which allows federal funds to transfer through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to local sponsors for authorized projects.
The Chicago District currently has 32 ecosystem restoration projects recently completed or under construction within its footprint of six counties in Illinois and three in northwest Indiana.
The Rio Guayanilla drains approximately 96 square kilometers into the Guayanilla Bay which opens to the Caribbean Sea. There have been 10 major floods in the last 25 years, and most recently in September 2017 during Hurricane Maria. The overbank flooding impacts more than 1100 homes, businesses, industry and utilities with estimated damages to be $2.5 million.
Performing unauthorized work in waters of the United States or failure to comply with the terms of a valid permit can have serious consequences. When in doubt as to whether a planned activity needs a permit, contact the nearest district regulatory office.

News Stories & Features

Businesses learn more about federal opportunities during USACE open house
2/22/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District hosted its second annual Business Opportunities Open House Feb. 20 for companies interested in job opportunities with the district and others in the...
First-of-its-kind agreement signed by USACE and MWRD to complete vital infrastructure project
2/1/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District signed a project partnership agreement allowing the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to receive $33.8 million in federal...
Chicago District restoration efforts along Lake Michigan total 10 projects, 580 acres
12/20/2018
The Chicago District currently has 32 ecosystem restoration projects recently completed or under construction within its footprint of six counties in Illinois and three in northwest Indiana. These...

News Releases & Advisories

Officials mark start of Ambridge sewer improvement project
3/19/2019
Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Pete Visclosky (IN-1), Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, and the Gary Sanitary District held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of a sewer...
Officials to mark start of Ambridge sewer improvement project
3/13/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Pete Visclosky (IN-1), Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, and the Gary Sanitary District will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of a sewer...
USACE announces four Illinois coastal communities as recipient of beneficial use of dredged materials pilot project
2/22/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced in December 2018 that four Illinois communities will be the recipient of a very competitive USACE pilot program for the beneficial use of dredged materials....