Water reuse is not just about saving water, saving the Great Lakes and saving our planet. It is also about building a more sustainable state, rebuilding the region’s infrastructure, supporting innovation, saving consumers and companies money, and creating a new pipeline of green jobs.
Chicago is uniquely positioned to be a national leader on water reuse. Chicago is home to two international airports. From airplane washing and de-icing, to water cooling and runway maintenance, plus the thousands of gallons of water flushed and consumed by their 85 million passengers, our airports could save billions of gallons of water a year