Confirmed victory
Petitioning Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Terrance J. O’Brien and 2 others

Stop Dumping Raw Sewage into the Chicago River


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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