West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–32

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Draining the Central Area

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Photo 5.7

An initial step in sewer construction is removing trees on the permanent and temporary easements. On May 9, 1924, a crew is clearing trees and grubbing stumps near Iowa Street in River Forest for the Elmwood Park outlet sewer that will discharge to the Des Plaines River plant via the Elmwood Park pumping station. Excess combined sewage and stormwater will be discharged to the Des Plaines River at North Avenue. (MWRD photo 10584)