West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 5 Photos, 33–62

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Draining the Central Area

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Photo 5.57

A District laborer observes the wet well during a large storm. Normally, the influent water level in the wet well upstream of the screens is perhaps 10 or 15 feet below this wet weather extreme. In very large storms, the wet well can rise higher than where the man is standing. The discoloration on the concrete columns indicates how high the influent sewage and stormwater has risen. (MWRD unnumbered photo)