Confirmed victory

Every day, the Cook County Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) dumps 1.2 billion gallons of wastewater into the Chicago River.

This wastewater – which isn’t disinfected – comprises 70 percent of all the water in the Chicago River. This is a serious health threat for area residents.

Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) needs to protect public health.

Take Action:
Tell them to approve the Illinois EPA’s proposed disinfection rule and require MWRD to join modern municipalities across the country in requiring disinfection of sewage.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
    Terrance J. O’Brien
  • Assistant Clerk of Illinois Pollution Control Board
    John Therriault
  • Environmental Protection Agency
    Nancy Stoner

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