The Tunnel Story Named TARP

Jan 27

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...

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Chicago is #1 for Green Rooftops & Alleyways

Jan 08

Chicago is #1 for Green Rooftops & Alleyways

Chicago is already home to the highest number of green rooftops of any city in the world, including Chicago’s City Hall Rooftop Garden. The city has embarked on yet another project- the Green Alley Program. This project is designed to improve the existing alleyways in a sustainable way. The city contains one of the most extensive networks of alleyways in the world,...

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