West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 6 Photos, 21–45

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Central Area Water Reclamation Plants

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Photo 6.34

Looking northeast from the concrete mixing tower, May 26, 1936. An overview of construction of battery A at the Southwest plant. Several final settling tanks are on the left; farther to the left are a few aeration tanks. Both north and south (on the right) cableway towers can travel the full quarter-mile width of batteries A and B. The West Side plant and water tank are in the background. Today, the north-south Central Avenue overpass traverses the area between the two plants. (MWRD photo 21337)