West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 6 Photos, 1–20

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Central Area Water Reclamation Plants

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Photo 6.1

November 12, 1919. Excavation for and construction of the foundation of the main building at the Des Plaines plant. Sewage pumps were included in the main building and deep excavation in the left foreground was necessary for the pump intake, a.k.a. the wet well. Formwork for wall building is in the right background. (MWRD photo 7357)