threewalls: this multi-faceted arts organization served as our home base for three weeks while we worked on the Tapped Water project

Jardine Water Purification Plant (wikipedia): this facility sits just north of Navy Pier and is the largest water purification plant in the world.

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Area: this district was created in the late 1800’s to manage the city’s waste treatment and storm water runoff. Stickney Plant, part of MWRD, is the largest waste-water treatment system in the world. Click here for info about our tour of the facility.

Canal Origins Park: part of the Chicago park system, this park is located at the junction of the Chicago River and the Sanitary and Ship Canal. Click here for our entry on this park.

Illinois and Michigan Canal (wikipedia): the first canal in Chicago that created a connection between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico

Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (wikipedia): the canal that currently connects the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico

Chicago’s Lake Michigan access: great lake spots!

US Army Corp of Engineers, Chicago District: info about managing the invasive giant carp species in Lake Michigan