Draining Chicago

Chapter 4 Photos, 24–46

(photos 1–23 here and 47–69 here)

North Area Sewersheds and Watersheds

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DC-Photo 4.38

Looking northwest, about 40 feet below grade, April 22, 1926. The Pump and Blower Building pump suction chamber construction. The lineup of reinforcing bars indicates where walls in the pump suction chamber will be built to guide the influent sewage to pump intakes; the circular formwork shows the location of one of six cast iron pump suction bells. (MWRD photo 12606)