Wisconsin v. Illinois
311 U.S. 107

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U.S. Supreme Court

Wisconsin v. Illinois, 311 U.S. 107 (1940)

Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania

v. Illinois and Sanitary District of Chicago

Nos. 2, 3, and 4, original

Order entered November 25, 1940*

311 U.S. 107

ORDER

Upon consideration of the motion of the States of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New York, and Illinois, and in accordance with the following stipulation:

"Whereas the Illinois contends that, also during the period intervening between the effective date of the decree and since then, substantial amounts of flocculent active sludge and sewage sludge have accumulated in the Brandon Road Pool, and that the existence of such accumulation also adds to the menace of the health of the persons living adjacent thereto (which contention is denied by the respondent Great Lakes States) and,"

"Whereas the Special Master in the above captioned causes, the Honorable Monte M. Lemann, before the close of the hearings, suggested that the Attorney General of the Illinois and the Attorneys General of the States of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New York (hereinafter referred to as the opposing Great Lakes States) consider the making

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of an agreement to permit a temporary increase in diversion from 1500 cubic second feet plus domestic pumpage now authorized by the decree of the United States Supreme Court of April 21, 1930, to 10,000 cubic second feet plus domestic pumpage of water from Lake Michigan through the Chicago Sanitary Canal for one continuous period of ten days so as to scour out the Brandon Road Pool at Joliet, Illinois, and attempt to remove whatever flocculent active sludge and sewage sludge may have accumulated in said pool, and"

"Whereas the Special Master suggested that any such agreement between the Illinois and the opposing Great Lakes States would be without prejudice to any of the parties to the above captioned causes, and would be solely for the purpose of trying by this means to remove whatever flocculent active sludge deposits and sewage sludge may have accumulated in the Brandon Road Pool by reason of the introduction of untreated sewage and sludge from treated sewage. Nothing in this stipulation shall be construed as an admission by the opposing Great Lakes States as in any manner or form whatsoever waiving, abandoning or prejudicing any of the positions of the opposing Great Lakes States hereinbefore stated or at any time taken in these causes or in the course of the present hearings, and said opposing Great Lakes States hereby affirm and again advance each and every contention and allegation set forth in the return of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New York as respondents to rule to show cause issued on application of the Illinois, as Petitioner, for a temporary modification of Paragraph 3 of the Decree of April 21, 1930, filed in this court on February 26, 1940, and said opposing Great Lakes States again deny each and every allegation contained in the Petition of

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the State of Illinois herein, filed in this court on January 15, 1940, and deny the positions taken during the course of the present hearings by Illinois, and,"

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