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James W Jardine Water Purification Plant | by dougclow
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James W Jardine Water Purification Plant

Everyone knows that the Great and the Good (i.e. the Well Off) in the US have a habit of getting their name on buildings by donating. I felt simultaneously sorry for James W. Jardine and pleased that he had had some connection with something so much more practically useful than, say, a University.


It turns out that this is arguably one of the biggest water treatment plants in the world - it supplies (almost?) all the drinking water for Chicago. I was impressed by the seriously high security in place around such a critical piece of infrastructure.

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Taken on October 24, 2009