Comments on: O’Brien: Keeping Lake Michigan clean? http://www.newstips.org/2010/01/obrien-keeping-lake-michigan-clean/ Chicago Community Stories Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:18:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.13 By: politicalady http://www.newstips.org/2010/01/obrien-keeping-lake-michigan-clean/comment-page-1/#comment-3021 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 13:57:05 +0000 http://communitymediaworkshop.org/newstips/?p=1118#comment-3021 Todd Connor is a candidate for MWRD who has put this issue at the forefront of his campaign. His reform agenda, “Clean Water, Clean Government,” prioritizes disinfecting the waterways. Disinfection is not only the right thing to do for the environment, but also for homeowners and taxpayers. This is a health issue and we are wasting money fighting the inevitable. Visit Connor’s issue-based site to support disinfecting our waterways; http://www.cleanwaterchicago.org.

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By: Curtis http://www.newstips.org/2010/01/obrien-keeping-lake-michigan-clean/comment-page-1/#comment-2995 Fri, 08 Jan 2010 17:43:15 +0000 http://communitymediaworkshop.org/newstips/?p=1118#comment-2995 (Passing along a new comment on an old, related post) –

The MWRD is on the wrong side of history on this issue. Of the 23 largest dischargers of sewage effluent in the United States the MWRD is the only one that does not comprehensively disinfect its sewage. Yes, there is a cost to disinfection, and the MWRD is not accurate in it’s quote, but the greater issue is what is the cost of NOT disinfecting. The Illinois Pollution Control Board has been in a 2-year rule making process involving the MWRD and the Illinois EPA. These are three taxpayer funded bodies tied up and expending resources on this issue. Disinfection is the right thing to do, now is the time to do it. Let’s not spend more money fighting the inevitable. Sign this online petition http://www.cleanwaterchicago.org to voice your support on this critical issue.

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