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.
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.