When we get sudden, extreme rain events, the Des Plaines River has the potential to flood. With much of the City's storm sewer infrastructure a century old, we must contend with the challenges Mother Nature gives us.
While the City budgets each year for storm sewer replacement and road improvements (such as River Road) to mitigate flooding, what else is being done? Our guest at the next 3rd Ward meeting is Commissioner Josina Morita of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board (MWRD). She can update us on what the MWRD is doing with our tax dollars for stormwater management and what policies are in place that affect Des Plaines.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Prairie Lakes Community Center
515 E. Thacker St.
Meeting Room 2 (northeast wing)
Everyone is welcome, and please bring a friend.