West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 5 Photos, 33–62

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Draining the Central Area

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Photo 5.48

Looking downstream or south on May 11, 1937, from inside the West Towns outlet sewer section 3 gate chamber. The backwater gates are shown above the diversion channel to the left. Dry weather sewage flow will be diverted to the Salt Creek intercepting sewer and the West Side plant. The invert of the sewer is below the water level in the canal and the gates prevent canal water from entering the sewer. (MWRD photo 23119)