Chicago's Deep Tunnel overwhelmed by recent floods
August 28, 2007
Chicago has a colossal stormwater-management enterprise in place called the Deep Tunnel
, designed to collect the titanic volumes of stormwater
that fall on the city and carry them away. But the recent massive storms that passed through the Midwest overwhelmed even the Deep Tunnel
, causing the city to bypass untreated wastewater
directly into Lake Michigan. Chicago needs the Deep Tunnel because its stormwater and sanitary sewers are combined, putting a huge burden on the world's largest wastewater treatment plant
especially during times of rain.
We can help you with stormwater containment and treatment
. Please feel free to contact us
with your questions.
last revised August 2007