West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 6 Photos, 1–20

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Central Area Water Reclamation Plants

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Photo 6.15

Looking south on June 24, 1927. Less than a month later, construction of the West Side plant pumping station wet well has expanded rapidly. Spoil piles from excavation of the Sanitary & Ship Canal 30 years earlier are visible in the background. The spoil was used for plant construction backfill. (MWRD photo 13345)