West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 6 Photos, 1–20

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Central Area Water Reclamation Plants

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Photo 6.4

May 21, 1924. The Des Plaines plant has been in operation less than two years when new filter plates were installed in the Manchester-type aeration tanks. Four different types of tanks were built and tested to study performance characteristics. District engineers conducted studies to determine the most efficient tank design for later plants. (MWRD photo 10627)