West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 6 Photos, 1–20

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Central Area Water Reclamation Plants

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Photo 6.3

Looking east from the main building, September 3, 1924. The four types of aeration tanks at the Des Plaines plant are in the foreground. The operating gallery is the long building beyond the aeration tanks. Behind it are final settling tanks and sludge concentration tanks. In the background are the store house (left) and the drying house (right). The store house included worker accommodations and space for storing dry sludge. Sludge dewatering equipment is in the drying house. (MWRD photo 11147)