Water Shortage in Chicago Region Projected
By Camela Furry in News on Oct 13, 2009 2:20PM
Lake Michigan, photo by Teddy Wachholz
Communities served by Lake Michigan face the same long-term problem. From drinking water to the reversal of the Chicago River, the Chicago region is now diverting 85% of the lake water that a Supreme Court decision allows; without conservation, that limit could be reached in 15 years.
Recommendations for planning and conservation will be discussed at a forum Tuesday morning hosted by the Metropolitan Planning Council and Openlands, a Northeastern Illinois environmental group.