Chicago Water Agency Settles Pollution, Overflow Claims

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 6:44 PM EST) -- The agency charged with managing Chicago's wastewater agreed Wednesday to settle Clean Water Act claims filed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by building a series of projects, including green infrastructure projects, aimed to stem the flow of pollution into the city's waterways.

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, which manages water for the city and a large area of surrounding suburbs, will increase its capacity to handle storm runoff, pick up trash from overflows and build a network of green roofs and rain gardens to prevent...
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