New Educational Video:
"No Wipes Down the Pipes"
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has increased the demand for household cleaning items, including disinfecting wipes, paper towels and toilet paper. As a result, people have turned to alternatives such as so-called "flushable" wipes and other paper products. This can lead to clogged pipes at homes and in smaller sewer systems.
In this educational video titled "No Wipes Down the Pipes!," Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago President Kari K. Steele demonstrates how various products do not break down or dissolve sufficiently in water, and as a result, those materials can clog pipes in homes and cause sewer backups.
The Village of Rosemont, Illinois
A study in community ingenuity, the Village of Rosemont, Illinois, has been and continues to be an economic engine for the State of Illinois, for more than five decades.
Located directly between the City of Chicago and Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the Village of Rosemont is 75 percent commercial/industrial and 25 percent residential.
With a population of 4,202, Rosemont welcomes an average of 75,000 – 100,000 visitors daily. The village’s core industries are tourism and commercial real estate.
Rosemont returns revenues through the highly successful operation of its facilities and venues:
Nearly one million square-foot Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center;
19,000-seat Allstate Arena;
4,200-seat Rosemont Theatre;
93,000 square-foot Rosemont Health & Fitness club;
Nine-acre, $50 million entertainment center, Parkway Bank Park at Rosemont;
2,000-seat Rosemont Stadium, home of the world champion Chicago Bandits;
The Dome at the Ballpark at Rosemont contains two baseball diamonds with the largest air-pressurized dome in North America;
Rosemont’s latest achievement is the completion and grand opening of Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont, the $500 million, 130-store, designer-direct shopping mall.