West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 1 Photos

City Sewers and Eliminating Discharge to the Lake

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Photo 1.8

Sewage diluted with lake water is discharging from the larger outfall for the Thirty-Ninth St. conduit at Halsted St. looking east on August 14, 1922, into the East Arm of the South Fork. Undiluted raw sewage from local sewers in the nearby neighborhood is being discharged through the small outfall. The open sewer west to Racine Ave. will be enclosed in a large sewer by 1928 allowing the completion of a roadway for Thirty-Ninth Street between Halsted St. and Ashland Ave. (MWRD photo 9394)