Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Of Greater Chicago
THORNTON | A portion of the Thornton Quarry that has provided tons of limestone that was used to build structures and infrastructure across the region will soon become a reservoir to help protect the area from floods.
A final blast at the Thornton Quarry on Monday removed the last 36,000 tons of rock from the quarry. Once excavation is complete, work connecting tunnels and final construction will begin to turn it into a reservoir for 7.9 billion gallons of flood water by 2015.
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board of Commissioners President Kathleen Therese Meany speaks Monday as local dignitaries celebrate the last blast at the Thornton Quarry, marking the end of major excavation and beginning of final construction at the Thornton Composite Reservoir.
A final blast at the Thornton Quarry in September removed the last 36,000 tons of rock from the quarry. Once excavation is complete, work connecting tunnels and final construction will begin to turn it into a reservoir for 7.9 billion gallons of flood water by 2015.
CHICAGO | In 1998, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago executed an agreement with the owner of the Thornton quarry to mine the north lobe of the quarry for use as an important component of the district's Tunnel and Reservoir Plan, or TARP.
CHICAGO | The oldest wastewater treatment facility in the metropolitan Chicago area, at 400 E. 130th St. in the Golden Gate neighborhood, underwent an overhaul and recently received an award for merit from the American Council of Engineering Companies/Illinois, according to a news release fr…
LANSING | Officials with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago haven't decided whether to support cutting off the Chicago River in an effort to prevent the possible encroachment of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.
CALUMET CITY | Calumet City and Lansing officials are cooperating with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District to ensure that the Little Calumet River, which forms the border between the two suburbs, is clear of trees and other potential blockages.
SOUTH HOLLAND | An explosion near the Deep Tunnel flood relief project rocked portions of the village early Tuesday.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is telling Illinois to improve water quality standards for portions of the Little Calumet River and other waterways for the health and safety of recreational users.
CHICAGO | A public meeting will be held today to discuss a land deal that would allow the Chicago Police Department to build a firearms shooting range on the Southeast Side.
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