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of said locks as may be necessary and for the construction of said nine-foot navigable channel from the terminus of the Illinois waterway at or near Utica, Illinois, to connect with the nine-foot channel in the Mississippi River at or below the mouth of the Ohio River. All other Federal projects for the improvement of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers between these points are hereby modified to conform to the foregoing project for a nine-foot waterway.

The State of Illinois is hereby authorized, at its sole cost and expense, to Improve the Des Plaines and Illinois Rivers from the terminus of the main channel of the Sanitary District of Chicago at Lockport, Illinois, to a connection at or near Utica, Illinois, with the Federal improvements above authorized and to construct such channels, locks, dams, and other improvements as will secure, based on increment of not to exceed ten thousand cubic feet of water per second, a navigable depth of not less than nine feet of water with a minimum depth of fourteen feet on all miter sills of the locks constructed by it as a part of such improvement, and is further authorized to modify its plans for the Illinois waterway, heretofore submitted to and approved by the Secretary of War and Chief of Engineers, so far as may be necessary to conform to the general scheme for a nine-foot waterway: Provided, That work done in pursuance of said plans shall be subject at all times to the inspection and approval of said Chief of Engineers and Secretary of War.

The State of Illinois and the Sanitary District of Chicago (a municipal corporation organized under the laws of the State of Illinois owning and operating certain canals which are navigable channels of adequate depth, connecting through navigable waterways with Lake Michigan) are hereby authorized, jointly and severally, to construct at their own expense and without cost to the United States, at or near the present terminus of the main channel of said the Sanitary District of Chicago at or near Lockport, Illinois, a suitable lock connecting said sanitary district channel with the Illinois waterway; said lock to be of a minimum width of not less than one hundred and ten feet, a minimum usable length of not less than six hundred feet, the minimum depth on miter sills of said lock to be not less than fourteen feet, and said the Sanitary District of Chicago, or its legal successor, is hereby authorized to withdraw from Lake Michigan, through the Chicago and Calumet Rivers and through artificial channels which have been heretofore or may hereafter be constructed and to discharge same into said Illinois waterway an amount not to exceed ten thousand cubic feet of water per second.

The amount of water hereby authorized to be withdrawn shall be inclusive of and not in addition to the amount of water which has been heretofore or is now being withdrawn from Lake Michigan by the said the Sanitary District of Chicago for the purpose of diverting sewage and drainage from Lake Michigan and keeping the waters at the south end of said lake free from pollution. The condition on which such withdrawal is hereby authorized is that said the Sanitary District of Chicago shall pay into the Treasury of the United States, as and when directed by the Secretary of War, such sum or sums of money as may be estimated by the Chief of Engineers of the United States Army, as hereinafter provided, to be its reasonable share of the cost of constructing, compensating, and/or regulating works in the Saint Clair River and/or in the Niagara River and/or in the Saint Lawrence River at or above Rapide Plat, to compensate and control the water levels in said Great Lakes and their apurtenant rivers, as full and complete compensation for any lowering of water levels of the Great Lakes systems resulting or to result from such withdrawal at Chicago.

The Chief of Engineers of the United States Army shall cause to be prepared within eighteen months from the passage of this act, at the cost of said the Sanitary District of Chicago, plans and specifications for and an estimate of the reasonable cost of constructing such compensating and/or regulating works. Such plans, specifications, and estimated cost shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of War.

Such works shall be designed and built as speedily as is practicable under the direction of the Secretary of War or jointly by the United States and the Dominion of Canada, and the money furnished by the Sanitary District of Chicago, as hereinbefore provided, shall be applied and used in payment for the same.

The said the Sanitary District of Chicago, and/or any other agency of the State of Illinois upon which the functions now performed by said the Sanitary District of Chicago may hereafter devolve, is hereby prohibited from withdrawing from Lake Michigan a greater amount of water per second than is above specified, regardles of any increase in the population of said the Sanitary District of Chicago. The said the Sanitary District of Chicago is required to proceed immediately with the installation of sewage purification works to care for the population of said the Sanitary District of Chicago, in order that any effluent discharged into said Illinois waterway or into the Des Plaines or Illinois Rivers through the Chicago and Calumet Rivers or through any artificial channel of the Sanitary District of Chicago shall not be or become a nuisance or menace to the health of any of the people of the United States, and shall not be destructive of the fish life of said river nor injure nor impair the fish industry of said river as the same was conducted prior to the introduction of said sewage into said river, said sewage disposal plants to be completed and in operation within ten years from the passage of this act, or within such extension of time not to exceed an additional five years as may be granted by the Secretary of War.

ILLINOIS RIVER WATERWAY COMMISSION

SEC. 2. That a commission to be known as the Illinois River Waterway Commission, consisting of five members to be appointed by the President of the United States, is hereby created and authorized. Two members of this commission shall be selected from the active or retired list of the Engineer Corps of the Army, and three from civil life, two of whom shall be expert hydraulic engineers. The members selected from civil life shall not be residents of the State of Illinois, nor shall they have been at any time employed by the Sanitary District of Chicago.

Said commission shall isvestigate and determise claims for damages heretofore sustained and heretofore to be sustained by landowners in the Illinois River Valley occasioned by the diversion of water from Lake Michigan and the discharge of the same, through the Sanitary District Channel and the Des Plaines River, into the Illinois River.

In order to give said commission jurisdiction of any claim for damages, the claimant and the Sanitary District of Chicago shall each agree to be bound by the findings of said commission.

Said commission shall complete its investigations within three months after the passage of this act, or within such extension of time not to exceed an additional three months as may be granted by the Secretary of War. After the completion of said investigation said commission shall make a report of the awards of damages it may make, giving the name and post office address of each claimant and the amount of damages, if any, awarded to each claimant, one copy of said report to be certified by said commission to the Secretary of War and one copy of said report to be certified to the president of the board of trustees of the Sanitary District of Chicago, and the provisions of this bill in so far as they relate to the said diversion of water at Chicago from the Great Lakes shall not take effect until said Illinois River Waterway Commission shall have reported to the President of the United States that the Sanitary District of Chicago has agreed to the jurisdiction of said Illinois River Waterway Commission in all cases and that all of such awards have been fully paid by the Sanitary District of Chicago, and upon receipt of said report the Secretary of War shall issue an order declaring the provisions 'of this act relating to and permitting said diversion of water to be in full force and effect and thereupon the Illinois River Waterway Commission shall be dissolved.

The said commission may employ such clerical help as it may deem necessary and shall be authorized to administer oaths to witnesses who may appear before it. All expenses of this commission and the compensation of its members shall be paid by the Sanitary District of Chicago. Members of the commission appointed from the active list of the Engineer Corps of the Army shall receive the pay and compensation now allowed them by law, and any member appointed from the retired list shall receive the same pay and compensation as he would receive if on the active list. The compensation of the members of the commission appointed from civil life shall be fixed by the Secretary of War.

Sec. 3. Both the claimant and the Sanitary District of Chicago shall have the right to be represented before the commission by agent or attorney. But no agent or attorney or other person shall demand or receive a larger compensation for his services than 10 per centum of the amount that shall be allowed

any claimant on his claim by the commission; and any agent, attorney, or other person who shall for said service directly or indirectly receive or retain any greater fee for his services or instrumentality in presenting a claim before the said commission than is provided in this section, or who shall wrongfully withhold from said claimant any part of any award in excess of the fee provided for herein, shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor and upon convction thereof shall for every such offense be fined not exceeding $1,000, or imprisoned at hard labor not exceeding two years, or both, at the discretion of the court.

SEC. 4. The Chief of Engineers of the United States Army, is hereby vested with jurisdiction and authority over the construction of levees and other works for the prevention and control of foods in the Illinois River from its mouth to the mouth of the Des Plaines River and all such works shall hereafter be located and built in accordance with such plans and specifications as he may formulate or approve, and he is also authorized to make such regulations as he may deem necessary to control the diversion of water from Lake Michigan into the Illinois River as provided in this act.

The Secretary of War is authorized to allot from any funds hereafter appropriated by Congress for controlling the floods of the Mississippi River and continuing its improvement from the Head of Passes to Rock Island, Illinois, such sums of money as he may deem equitable for the construction of flood control works upon any part of the Illinois River between its mouth and the mouth of the Des Plaines River and for levees upon any part of said river between its mouth and the Des Plaines River in such manner as in his opinion shall best improve navigation and promote the interest of commerce and protect said levees against the diversion of waters from the lakes as authorized in this bill, at all stages of the river including such changes and alterations in said levees as may be made necessary by the diversion of water from the Great Lakes authorized by this act. All moneys so allotted to be expended under the supervision of the Chief of Engineers. In allotting moneys for said purpose said Chief of Engineers shall at all times take into consideration the diFersion of waters from the lakes authorized herein; the said diversion of waters from the Great Lakes to be in such amount only as will provide for the navigation contemplated in this act and for the sewage dilution contemplated in this act at no time, however, to exceed 10,000 cubic feet per second.

[H. R. 6873, Sixty-eighth Congress, first session] A BILL To limit the amount of water which may be withdrawn from Lake Michigan by the Sanitary District of Chicago, giving authority therefor, and fixing the conditions of such withdrawal.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the Sanitary District of Chicago, a municipal corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Illinois, or its legal successor, be, and the same is hereby authorized to withdraw from Lake Michigan, through the Chicago and ('alumet Rivers, and through artificial channels which have been heretofore or may hereafter be constructed, an amount not to exceed an average of ten thousand cubic feet of water per second during each calendar year, for the purpose of diverting sewage and drainage from Lake Michigan and keeping the waters at the south end of said lake, which is the source of the water supply of the people, pure and free from pollution.

The amount of water hereby authorized to be withdrawn shall be inclusive of and not in addition to the amount of water which has been heretofore or is bow being withdrawn from Lake Michigan by the said the Sanitary District of Chicago. The condition on which such withdrawal is hereby authorized is that the said the Sanitary District of Chicago shall pay into the Treasury of the United States, as and when directed by the Secretary of War, such sum or sums of money as may be estimated by the Chief of Engineers of the United States Army, as hereinafter provided, to be the reasonable cost of constructing, compensating, and/or regulating works in the Saint Clair River, and/or in the Niagara River, and/or in the Saint Lawrence River at or above Rapide Plat, to restore and maintain the water levels in said Great Lakes and their appurtenant rivers, as full and complete compensation for any lowering of water levels of the Great Lakes system resulting from such withdrawal at Chicago. That the Chief of Engineers of the United States Army shall cause to be prepared plans and specifications for and an estimate of the reasonable cost of constructing such compensating and/or regulating works. Said project, plans, specifications, and estimated cost shall be subject to the approval of the Secretars of War and also subject to the approval of any other officer of the United States or commission or tribunal whose approval is required under acts of Congress heretofore passed or under any treaty or treaties now existing to which the United States is a party.

Such works shall be designed and built, as speedily as is practicable, under the direction of the Secretary of War or jointly by the United States and the Dominion of Canada, and the money furnished by the Sanitary District of Chicago, as hereinbefore provided, shall be applied and used in payment for the same.

SEC. 2. That the said the Sanitary District of Chicago, and/or any other agency of the State upon which the functions now performed by said the Sanitary District of Chicago may hereafter devolve, is hereby prohibited from withdrawing from Lake Michigan a greater average amount of water than is above specified, regardless of any increase in the population of said the Sanitary District of Chicago. The said the Sanitary District of Chicago is required to proceed immediately with the installation of sewage purification works to care for any excess population of said the Sanitary District of Chicago over and above 3,000,000 people, in order that any effluent discharged into the Des Plaines or Illinois River through the Chicago and Calumet Rivers or through any artificial channel of the Sanitary District of Chicago shall not be or become a nuisance or menace to the health of any of the people of the United States.

(H. R. 7044, Sixty-eighth Congress, first session.]

A BILL To provide for the diversion or withdrawal of water from Lake Michigan by the

Sanitary District of Chicago, and fixing the maximum amount of such diversion or withdrawal, and to provide for the preservation of and compensation for diminishing levels of Lake Michigan, Huron, Erle, and Ontario, due to such diversion or withdrawal.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Sanitary District of Chicago (a municipal corporation organized under the laws of the State of Illinois), or its legal successor, is hereby, authorized to withdraw from Lake Michigan, through the Chicago and Calumet Rivers, and through artificial channels which have been heretofore or may hereafter be constructed, an amount not to exceed an average of ten thousand cubic feet of water per second per day.

Sec. 2. The amount of water hereby authorized to be withdrawn shall be inclusive of, and not in addition to the amount of water which has been heretofore, or is now, being withdrawn from Lake Michigan by the said Sanitary District of Chicago for the purpose of diverting sewage and drainage from Lake Michigan and keeping the waters at the south end of said lake free from pollution.

SEC. 3. The Sanitary District of Chicago shall pay into the Treasury of the United States, as and when directed by the Secretary of War, such sum or sums of money as may be estimated by the said Chief of Engineers as hereinafter provided, to be its reasonable share of the cost of constructing, compensating, and/or regulating works in the Saint Clair River and/or in the Niagara River and/or in the Saint Lawrence River at or above Rapide Plat, to compensate and control the water levels in said Great Lakes and their appurtenant rivers, as full and complete compensation for any lowering of water levels of the Great Lakes systems resulting, or to result, from such withdrawal at Chicago.

The said Chief of Engineers shall cause to be prepared, as soon after the passage of this act as is practicable, not, however, to exceed eighteen months, at the cost of said the Sanitary District of Chicago, plans and specifications for, and an estimate of the reasonable cost of constructing such compensating and/or regulating works. Such plans, specifications, and estimated cost shali be subject to the approval of the Secretary of War.

Such works shall be designed and built as speedily as is practicable under the direction of the Secretary of War, or jointly by the United States and the Dominion of Canada, and the money furnished by the Sanitary District of Chicago, as hereinbefore provided, shall equal the total cost of such work and shall be applied and used in payment for the same.

SEC. 4. The said Sanitary District of Chicago is required to continue with all possible speed the installation, operation, and maintenance of sewage purification works, in accordance with the ordinance adopted August 7, 1919, by the board of trustees of said the Sanitary District of Chicago, in order that any affluent discharge into the Illinois River, or into the Des Plaines River, through the Chicago and Calumet Rivers, or through any artificial channel of the Sanitary District of Chicago, shall not be, or become, a nuisance or a menace to the health of any of the people of the United States. Said ordinance is as follows:

* BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SANITARY DISTRICT OF CHICAGO.

" SECTION 1. To supplement the works of the Sanitary District of Chicago now constructed or in the process of construction for the diversion of sewage or drainage, and to aid said works in better accomplishing the purpose for which they were constructed, the sanitary district does hereby lay out and adopt a program for the construction and operation of works for the purification of sewage and the removal of trade wastes, and other wastes, and for the carrying on of such work at such a rate as continuously after the lapse of four years to diminish the amount of sewage, including all wastes passing into the Des Plaines River by way of the main channel of the Sanitary District of Chicago, so that within the period of twenty-five years such purification works shall be constructed and in operation, that the amount of such raw sewage and waste so passing into the said Des Plaines River shall be at least 50 per centum less than that passing now.

“ SEC. 2. The chief engineer and the attorney of the sanitary district are hereby directed to take such steps as may be necessary to carry forward the foregoing program, and the chief engineer is directed to report to such officers of the United States and the State of Illinois as may be interested the progress made from time to time in carrying out said program.

"SEC. 3. The foregoing preamble to this ordinance is hereby adopted and made a part of same.

"SEC. 4. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and adoption."

Provided also, That said Sanitary District of Chicago shall, prior to its formal acceptance of this act, pass an ordinance supplemental to and explanatory of its said ordinance of August 7, 1919, therein pledging its agreement that in the development of its said scheme for the treatment of the sewage (which prior to January 1, 1924, it avers it has developed to where it now is diluting sewage discharged into its main canal to the amount estimated to arise from one hundred and thirteen thousand of the population of said district) it will develop its said plans to at least reach the following results, based upon human population or the equivalent thereof in trade wastes :

In 1925 to treat sewage arising from one hundred and twenty-three thousand of its population ;

In 1926 to treat sewage arising from one hundred and twenty-eight thousand of its population ;

In 1928 to treat sewage arising from one million two hundred and ninetyone thousand of its population;

In 1930 to treat sewage arising from one million four hundred and eightyfive thousand of its population ;

In 1932 to treat sewage arising from two million six hundred and seventynine thousand of its population ;

In 1935 to treat sewage arising from two million eight hundred and twenty thousand of its population;

In 1938 to treat sewage arising from two million nine hundred and fifty-five thousand of its population;

In 1940 to treat sewage arising from three million five hundred and sixtytwo thousand of its population;

In 1943 to treat sewage arising from three million seven hundred and twelve thousand of its population ; In 1945 to treat sewage arising from four million two hundred and fifty-two thousand of its population. Sec. 5. To the Secretary of War and Chief of Engineers is reserved the right, and it is hereby made their duty, to compel the Sanitary District of Chicago to so construct and/or operate its controlling works that should the Illinois River reach a flood stage which, in the opinion of the said Chief of

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