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11/07/12 Buidling the Canal to Save Chicago WEBINAR IEPA#5201
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11/07/12 Buidling the Canal to Save Chicago WEBINAR IEPA#5201

11/7/2012
When: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
from 12:00 to 1:00 pm CST
Where: At your home or office computer
Contact: Lisa Hoffhines


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Building the Canal to SAave Chicago

IEPA#5201

SUMMARY:  Chicago was the fastest growing city in the late 1800s, but its location had one big disadvantage - poor drainage. Cholera and typhoid were rampant and Chicago had one of the highest mortality rates among major cities. The Chicago River was a public nuisance, polluted and smelly, and discharging to the source of water for the city, Lake Michigan. The building of a canal to reverse the flow of the Chicago River solved these problems and allowed the city to continue to grow, the mortality rate plummeted and the river became enjoyable. The building of the canal required the creation of a new government and the development of pioneering construction technology that helped in the building of the Panama Canal. The reversal of the flow in the Chicago River remains a wonder of the world and it remains critical to a sustainable future for the Chicago metropolis.

PRESENTER: Richard Lanyon, retired, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

REGISTRATION & HOURS: This webinar will begin at 12:00pm and conclude by 1:00pm CST. Earn up to 1 PDH or RTC hour. After registering with Illinois Section AWWA, attendees will be furnished via email with all materials and links needed to participate in the webinar. Questions? Call 866-521-3595 Ext. 3

COST:
Early Bird Registration: Free for Illinois Section AWWA Members • $30.00 for non members
Day of Event Registration: Free for Illinois Section AWWA Members • $50.00 for non members

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