You know someone once told me that when someone gets overly defensive and especially resorts to name calling, it just shows that they know they are wrong. Or like the other poster said you have some anger problems. Or immaturity. Either way you have some issues that need some attention.
Anywho, im usually a polite person but after your rather rude comments, lets get to proving you wrong. I dont know about you but i dont live in chicago. I live in midlothian. And i know for an undeniable fact that midlothian doesnt have your combination sewers. You said i need to do some research.. well i already knew this so i guess ill do the research for you. http://www.villageofmidlothian.net/index.aspx...
Midlothian website. Ill even quote it in case you dont want to check.
"Storm drains are not connected to the sanitary sewer system or treatment facilities. Urban runoff and the pollutants it carries flow directly into our creeks, canals and lakes."
There is also a phone number to report illegal dumping into the storm sewers. So if it all goes to the same place and its not a big deal then whats your address tough guy? http://www.villageofmidlothian.net/index.aspx...
Midlothian website. Ill quote again.
"Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) mandates we invest in keeping storm water out of our sanitary sewers."
Although there is not much info on our sanitary system on the website, i almost certain most of it goes into MWRD main sewage lines. Like on Pulaski i believe. You know the big stinky circle things on 151st and pulaski and another one across from family home video among others. http://www.mwrd.org/pv_obj_cache/pv_obj_id_AA...
MWRD pdf file about our creeks. Good info here. Most of our storm water goes into midlothian creek, the one parallel to the train tracks. Midlothian creek runs to 137th and Kedzie where it splits and drains to the Cal Sag channel and to the Little Calumet River. No Sanitary there.
Natalie Creek (146 and Pulaski) drops under Pulaski and runs to the Cal Sag channel. No sanitary in there either.
While these creeks do flood and cause street flooding, they have nothing to do with sanitary lines flooding into basements.
The cal sag does go to the chicago sanitary and ship canal which goes into lake michigan. The canal does carry chicagos treated sewage too, But that is too far away to affect us. Even if it did, the entire village would have sewer problems. Not just certain areas.
All this info i got from simple research. If anyone reading this is interested or cares, read my links above. Or go to the village and ask. I did. Confirm things yourself. dont take stuff you hear second and third hand or on topix as truth.
Also i apologize. I made it sound like people like midloguy are the ONLY reason i flood. There probably are sewer mains with some cracks that ground water leaks into like he said. But... key word here is "leaks." Much different than a few hundred homes PUMPING water into the sanitary sewers. So sorry. People like you arent the only problem. Just most of the problem.
Im sure you will respond with some rhetoric or other jibberish, but i dont care. Im not sure how i can prove you wrong any more than i just have. Im not interested in some drawn out, "high class" debate on your part.
Good day sir.
P.S. I didnt even call you any names either ;)