Monument of the Millennium

Monument of the Millennium (HMW3N)

Location: Chicago, IL 60601 Cook County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 53.274', W 87° 36.767'

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The ASCE presented only ten such awards worldwide, each representing the most outstanding example of Civil engineering in a particular area of infrastructure over the past century.

Created in 1889, the District built canals that reversed the flow of the Chicago River away from Lake Michigan, protecting the public drinking water supply and eliminating waterborne diseases prevalent at the time. The District later built wastewater treatment plants to collect and treat all the wastewater in the area.

The District has continued with new technology and foresight in construction of the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP), for the capture of combined sewer overflows that would otherwise discharge to the inland waterways and the Sidestream Elevated Pool Aeration (SEPA) stations to add more oxygen to the waterways. With these and other innovations, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago proudly continues its commitment to protect Lake Michigan and the inland waterways.

[Plaque on the left]
Civil Engineering Monument of the MillenniumAmerican Society of Civil Engineers - 1852
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago'sWastewater System
One of the finest examples of how civil engineering ingenuity shaped the development of society's quality of life in the 20th centuryDesignated: September 19, 2001
[List of Commissioners on front of the monument]
Terrence J. O'Brien, President
Kathleen Therese Meany, Vice President
Gloria Alitto Majewski, Chairman of Finance
John C. Fernan, General Superintendent
Frank Avila
James C, Harris
Barbara J. McGowan
Cynthia M. Santos
Patricia Young
Harry "Bus" Yourell

HM NumberHMW3N
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 7:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 449161 N 4637511
Decimal Degrees41.88790000, -87.61278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 53.274', W 87° 36.767'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 53' 16.44" N, 87° 36' 46.02" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773, 630
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 351 Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago IL 60601, US
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