I am indebted to many people for the help they have provided me in locating and collecting the materials for this library. The personnel of the National Archives & Records Administration, Chicago office, were particularly helpful in identifying archival records relating to the many facets of these interstate controversies. These included Glenn Longacre, Stephanie Phillips, and Scott Forsythe.
I am heavily indebted to Mr. Richard Lanyon, retired Executive Director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, who not only arranged for me to visit the wastewater treatment plant at Stickney, but also permitted me to travel by district boat down the drainage canal that figures so prominently in this history and to photograph anything of my choosing. He has also been a valuable check on the historical accuracy of my views on what transpired in the course of the court proceedings and on the geography, hydrology, and structures of the Chicago area waterways.
Personnel of the Chicago wastewater treatment plant at Stickney were most helpful in answering my technical questions and in guiding me through that facility and through the power station at Lockport.
My research librarian at the University of Houston Law Center, Lauren Schroeder, used nearly magical skills in locating many of the important documents in the Supreme Court cases, especially the special masters' reports, which are no longer in the Court's files. I am also grateful for the helpful guidance of my faculty colleagues Tracy Hester and Zach Bray on topics related to water law.
The artwork for this site is the work of Janie Alderman. I am indebted to the Law Center's Ruth McCleskey for the website's technical creation.
Finally, I wish to acknowledge the constant encouragement of my faculty colleague, Greg Vetter, from the inception of this project in 2010 through its conclusion, and the support provided by the university administration in authorizing a one-semester leave to complete this work.