Combined Sewer Flooding and Pollution--A National Problem. The Search for Solutions in Chicago:

Six Volumes

CED-79-77: Published: May 15, 1979. Publicly Released: May 17, 1979.

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This report: (1) highlights the current status and impact of the Chicago Tunnel and Reservoir Plan; (2) profiles the extent and location of flooding and damage in the Chicago metropolitan area; (3) summarizes the limited availability of funds to correct the problems; and (4) in the absence of such funding, describes several alternatives for local communities and individual citizens to consider. Volume I includes an introductory section on the flooding and pollution problems in the Chicago area and background information on the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan, synopsizes the information in the other volumes, and contains conclusions and recommendations. Volume II describes the plan's current construction and funding, its impact on pollution and flooding, and environmental concerns expressed about the plan. Volume III describes the flooding problem in the combined sewer area, including the extent of the problem. Volume IV summarizes the availabiliy of federal, state, and local funds for projects to alleviate flooding. Volume V describes the actions local communities and homeowners can take to prevent flooding. Volume VI contains 54 summaries and descriptive maps of flooding experienced, actions planned or taken, and the anticipated impact of the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan.

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