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 4.44

July 20, 1926. The floor of the diverging structure has been completed and ironworkers are preparing the reinforcing rods for wood forms for the exterior confining walls and internal guide walls. The sewage conduit from the Pump and Blower Building runs west underground to the Grit Building, where it diverges into several channels for the grit tanks and fine screens. (MWRD photo 12858)