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Tours of Mainstream Pumping Station & McCook Reservoir

September 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT

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One event on September 24, 2017 at 9:00 am

One event on October 1, 2017 at 9:00 am

One event on October 15, 2017 at 9:00 am

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For a limited-time public tours are available of the latest engineering marvels being completed by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD).  Tours are free and open to all ages but registration is required.

MWRD will provide tours of the Mainstream Pumping Station and then bus visitors to the McCook Reservoir, the last and largest of three reservoirs being constructed to protect area waterways from pollution and mitigate flooding. When completed, the reservoir will be the largest of it’s kind in the world, with a capacity of 10 billion gallons of stormwater. The reservoir will provide flood relief to 3.1 million people in Chicago and 36 surrounding communities.

The reservoir and pumping station are the latest features of the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP), the country’s largest public works project for pollution and flood control. It covers a 375-mile area including Chicago and 51 suburbs.

Tour Dates & Times

Tours are offered from 9am-2pm on the following Sundays: Aug 6 & 27; Sept 17 & 24; Oct 1 & 15. Tours last approximately 2 hours. Participants should wear sturdy footwear. Dresses, shorts, sandals and high heels are not permitted.


Reserve your spot! Call 312-751-6632 or email [email protected].

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MWRD – Mainstream Pumping Station
6100 River Rd
Hodgkins, IL 60525 United States
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