Conservation Training

Behind the Scenes of a Chloride TMDL

September 6, 2023

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Webinar

In 2004, one of the first Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) limits for chloride from urban sources was published for three watersheds draining the western suburbs of Chicagoland. The TMDL looked at salt (chloride) contributions from both wastewater and urban runoff and recommended load reduction targets. It did not, however, provide any guidance on how to reach those targets. This presentation will explain how local agencies organized to meet the challenge, from reviewing the TMDL's analyses and identification of goal practices, to tracking the progress made.