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Infiltration and Inflow Control Program Public Meetings

From: Kathleen Therese Meany, President of the  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

TO: Agencies owning and operating separate sanitary sewer systems within the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s boundaries

SUBJECT: Creation of a new Infiltration and Inflow Control Program to address the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit requirement

In an effort to devise reasonable and meaningful solutions to excessive Infiltration and Inflow (I/I), the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) will be hosting four public meetings to facilitate further dialogue and explain parameters of a new I/I program. The south suburban meeting will be: *March 13, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 pmSouth Suburban Mayors and Managers Association1906 W.  174th StreetEast Hazel Crest, IL 60429

*Please download MWRD’s memo for more meeting locations, dates and times.

As you may be aware, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) has imposed a special condition in the recently-issued National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for the MWRD’ s Water Reclamation Plants. The special condition requires tributary local separate sanitary sewer agencies like yours to implement measures in addition to those required under the 1985 Sewer Summit Agreement if excessive III in the system causes or contributes to sanitary sewer overflows or basement backups…Continue reading here.

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