DWM

Follow-Up of DWM and DOF Water Service Inventory and Revenue Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its June 2015 audit of the City’s Water Service Account Inventory and Revenue. OIG concludes that the Departments of Water Management (DWM) and Finance (DOF) have begun implementation of the corrective actions related to the original audit findings. The purpose of … [Read More…]

OIG Publishes Audit of City Water Service Inventory and Revenue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2015 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Publishes Audit of City Water Service Inventory and Revenue The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the City’s water service account inventory and revenue, managed primarily by the Department of Water Management (DWM) and the Department … [Read More…]

Audit of Water Service Account Inventory and Revenue

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the City of Chicago’s water service focusing on account inventory, meter reading, and temporary water usage practices. The Department of Water Management (DWM) provides and manages water access while the Department of Finance (DOF) manages billing. The Municipal Code of Chicago (MCC) authorizes non-metered water … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Regarding Disposal Of Non-Hazardous Waste

This advisory explains that the City has failed to enforce its contract provisions regarding the proper disposal of waste by City vendors. OIG’s inquiry suggests that lax regulatory compliance may extend to the disposal of hazardous waste. The advisory presents background on disposal laws, rules, and contract requirements relevant to City Contractors; and examples of inadequacies in … [Read More…]

Follow-Up on DWM’s MTHP

OIG has completed a follow-up review of the Department of Water Management’s (DWM) progress in reforming vendor payment structures in the Material Truck Haul Program (MTHP). The audit, published last February, found that many vendors were paid late and/or were underpaid. DWM reports that it has addressed these findings. Specifically: To address the findings that … [Read More…]

Follow-Up Audit of DWM Inventory Process

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released an audit of inventory processes at the Department of Water Management’s (DWM) Bureau of Operations and Distribution storage facilities. These facilities hold an inventory of parts such as pipes, valves, clamps, and couplings used by DWM employees to repair water and sewer mains. This … [Read More…]

Audit of DWM’s MTHP

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released an audit that found the City’s Department of Water Management’s (DWM) Material Truck Haul Program (MTHP) to be generally well administered, yet still susceptible to risk of fraud. MTHP, a successor to the scandal-plagued Hired Truck Program, ensures material delivery to sewer and water … [Read More…]

Audit of DWM Inventory

OIG performed an audit of the Chicago Department of Water Management’s (DWM) inventory process for parts used by DWM employees to repair the City’s water and sewer infrastructure. The audit concluded that DWM’s internal controls were inadequate to ensure that assets were properly accounted for and safeguarded in DWM’s inventory tracking systems. DWM’s Bureau of … [Read More…]