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Find Out how to Help Protect the Chicago River

April 13, 2017 10:55 AM

The Friends of the Chicago River, founded in 1979, is active in promoting the health of the River through raising awareness about the impacts of stormwater, sewage and industrial waste.  The Friends encourages individuals to conserve water, especially during heavy storms when the Chicago area’s system of tunnels and reservoirs can become overwhelmed. 

April is Overflow Action Month, and Friends has planned 30 days of action and awareness to conserve and protect clean, fresh water and reduce the chance that sewage and stormwater pollution will reach the river.  The purpose of Overflow Action Days is to minimize the amount of water that goes into the sewer system. Water conservation can play an enormous role in protecting our rivers. 

Click here more information about how our wastewater system works, and what you can do to mitigate your impact on the system.  Click here to find out more about Overflow Action Days.


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