University of Wisconsin–Madison

Phase One Report: RainReady Chatham

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Policy Areas Community Development, Environment & Natural Resources
Chatham, a village in central Illinois, has been susceptible to flooding since the area was first developed in the 1860s. Today, many Chatham residents and business owners experience chronic basement flooding, which is caused by backups in the city sewer system and seepage through below-ground floors and walls, both of which contribute to mold problems and structural damage. Flooding is also common in yards and streets.

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