Friends of the Chicago River – Overflow Action Day 11-21-19 – You can make a difference

Friends of the Chicago River – Overflow Action Day 11-21-19 – You can make a difference


The National Weather Service is forecasting rain through the early morning hours and into the afternoon. As little as 0.3 inches of rainwater can trigger a combined sewage overflow (CSO) into the Chicago River when the system gets overwhelmed.

Here’s a tip:

Quicker Showers

A 10 minute shower can use as much as 40 gallons of water. Try a five minute shower instead.

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