Tag Archives: Reclaimed water

Let it rain: Five different approaches to stormwater management

By Robert White April’s big storm served as an inconvenient but potent reminder that Chicagoland flood risk is a serious concern. Issues like climate change, development and aging infrastructure regularly underscore our assumptions that in the future, big storms like April’s … Continue reading

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Federal bills propose innovative financing tools for water infrastructure

By Shannon Madden As the April 18 storm very potently illustrated, water infrastructure across much of northeastern Illinois needs critical attention. And as regions across the nation face challenges associated with decades-old water and sewer systems and limited federal funding … Continue reading

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It’s not easy selling green (infrastructure)

By Abby Crisostomo Kirsten Bjork and Bill Brown purchased their first home in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood in May 2012, and like many first-time homeowners, they immediately started dreaming about home improvements. When they received a postcard from the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Programs in Chicago and the suburbs help property owners save water, energy, money and the environment

By Abby Crisostomo and Erin McMillan Too often, heavy rains conjure flooded basements, murky pools of water mucking up neighborhood streets, damaged property – and hefty price tags for residents, business owners, and municipalities that have to clean up the … Continue reading

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Systemic Changes Needed to Water Delivery Services

By Matt Harrison We are presently confronted by challenges to meet immediate human needs without compromising the needs of future generations at every level of human organization, and cannot do so without developing innovative solutions to old problems. This is … Continue reading

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Yuck Not

The following is a message from the President of Clean Water America Alliance, Ben Grumbles, reprinted from the Clean Water America Alliance’s Presidential Pipeline. All of us in the “Water Community” hold these truths to be self-evident: 1) reclaiming and … Continue reading

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