President Barack Obama has signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements For The Nation (WIIN) Act of 2016 directing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expedite the completion of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s (MWRD’s) McCook Reservoir Stage 2, the final component of the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP). Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Mike Quigley fought to include this key provision which prioritizes the funding and completion of McCook Reservoir in the final bill which moved through the House and the Senate as one of the last key measures of the session. “For too many communities in Illinois, urban flooding has become a reoccurring and costly problem. That’s why Congressman Quigley and I worked to ensure that the construction of the McCook Reservoir stays on track. Once completed, the Reservoir will help stop flooding and protect thousands of structures and millions of people,” Sen. Durbin said.
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