The Grid – Stickney Water Reclamation Plant

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The Stickney Water Reclamation Plant is located just outside of Chicago, and treats nearly the entire city’s wastewater. It is the largest wastewater treatment plant in the world.

Find out more about it from gizmodo:
or at the district’s website:

This video is part of a series profiling Chicago businesses, subcultures and landscapes – These short, lyrical documentaries aspire to be art cinema, ethnographies, and experiments in form.

Ben Kolak and Brian Ashby’s directorial debut, Scrappers,, won Best Documentary at the Chicago Underground Film Festival and made Roger Ebert’s list of top documentaries for 2010. Joe Riina-Ferrie is pursuing a master’s degree at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. Sean Maher is a student in the college at the University of Chicago. Graphic Designer Akemi Hong is Senior Designer at JB Chicago, and an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Grid is funded in part by the Chicago Instructional Technology Foundation Digital Media Production Fund.

7 thoughts on “The Grid – Stickney Water Reclamation Plant”

  1. hey Stickney lets use plants to clean are drinking water and are poo to make compost and are pee to fertiliz are plants and to grow food and for people gradens lets go green and help are planet

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