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Did you know that the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, nestled near Chicago, Illinois, is not just big — it's colossal? We're talking about a place that handles an eye-popping 1.44 billion gallons of wastewater per day.

A sprawling facility covering over 570 acres, equipped with state-of-the-art technology processes all that liquid gold. It's like a city within a city, bustling with activity as it ensures that the water we use every day is treated and returned to the environment safely.

But what makes Stickney truly stand out isn't just its size. It also plays a vital role in serving over 2.3 million residents in the area. That's right — millions of folks rely on Stickney to keep their water clean and their environment healthy.

So, next time you turn on the tap or flush the toilet in the Windy City and its surrounding areas, take a moment to appreciate the marvel that is the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant. It may not be the flashiest tourist attraction, but it's certainly one of the most essential!


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