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The Tunnel Story Named TARP

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s (MWRD’s) Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP), also known as “Deep Tunnel,” is a series of deep, large diameter tunnels and vast reservoirs. The main goals of TARP are to reduce flooding and to improve water quality in nearby rivers and streams.  In the 1800s, when raw sewage in the Chicago River contaminated our Lake Michigan drinking water, we reversed the flow of the river. So The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is adding a new, massive, holding tank.  Along with the tunnel, the key components are: the Thornton Composite Reservoir, which will protect 182,000 structures and serve 556,000 people in 14 communities throughout the south side of Chicago and south suburbs of Cook County. It will provide 7.9 billion gallons of storage and $40 million per year in flood control benefits.  McCook Reservoir, projected for a 2017 opening. It has involved creating more than 100 miles of tunnels and mining rough holes that will eventually be large enough to hold 17.5 billion gallons of water. By the time TARP is finished, MWRD will have added an average of 323,000,000 gallons of storage capacity per year, which is an average of 885,000 gallons per day of additional storage capacity. The tunnel system, which is still under construction, will be 130 miles long when finished. Stay tuned for the completion expected in 2029.

The success of the TARP is evident by the dramatic improvements in the water quality of the Chicago River, the Calumet River and other waterways. Game fish have returned, marinas and riverside restaurants abound, and river recreation and tourism are booming.  Waterfront real estate values have soared. TARP has received many awards, including the American Society of Civil Engineers award for most outstanding Civil Engineering Project in previous years.

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