In the meantime, I'll let MWRD do the talking.
A short article with a couple of videos
A longer article with several photos
A history starting with 1834 (source)
I have written some things about the reservoirs and pumping stations. And my tour of the Stickney Water Treatment Plant. What I haven't tackled yet is the tunnels. They used boring machines for some of it. They used explosives for other parts because you would read in the paper about dishes rattling in people's houses when an explosion was detonated. And some houses even developed cracks in the walls.
A tour of the Calumet facilities and the Thorton Reservoir
A list of my reservoir posts:
- The tunnel valve for McCook
- Blowing up 27,000 tons of rock for McCook
- Thornton and McCook Reservoirs
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Debra Shore, June 12, 2019
UofI Hydraulic modeling