XXL – Pumping Station in Chicago

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120 m deap pumping station for the intake to the Wastewater Treatment Plant

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American technical language is a challenge for the German guests

XXL Pumping Station & Sewer System - deep tunnel system, 9 meter diameter, 150 km long

XXL Pumping Station & Sewer System – deep tunnel system, 9 meter diameter, 150 km long

A nice day out. Ed and Joseph, incharged of the sewer system of Great Chicago showed us a XXL big pumping station at Calumet Water Reclamation Plant. 120 under the ground. A 9 meter pipe comes in and the wastewater has to be pumped a 120 meter higher to the wastewater treatment plant. One of the 7 plants serving 10 Mio. people in the region.

What a show. US dimentions are bigger than at home. A great experience, and nice collegeus. Joseph even talked a brilliant German and explaint a lot.

Rüdiger Heidebrecht