Founded in 2003, the Department of Water Management is administered by the government of the City of Chicago. The department maintains water mains and sewer tunnels and pipes throughout the city. It administers the private drains programs that helps to alleviate financial burden on homeowners when a sewer repair is required in the public way. The department s automatic meter reading program features water meters with remote transmitters. It also provides information and educational solutions related to the topics of water conservation. The Department of Water Management conducts the treatment of city water, as well as offers chemical analysis reports.