Deep Tunnel Mainstream Pumping Station Tour


October 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM

The Tunnel and Reservoir Plan, known to all of us as the Deep Tunnel Project, is one of the biggest civil engineering projects ever undertaken.  On Friday, October 4th we will be touring the mainstream pumping station. The tours will give visitors a complete overview of the TARP system and how it functions to improve local water quality and mitigate flooding throughout Cook County. We start with viewing interactive displays and videos about the construction, followed by a tour of the pumping station. We finish with a bus ride to the McCook Reservoir itself where we will get a guided tour.  Lunch will follow the tour at JC's Ristorante in McCook.


Tour: MWRD Mainstream Pumping Station - 6100 River Rd., Hodgkins, IL

Lunch: JC's Pub and Ristorante - 8650 Joliet Rd, Mccook, IL

Cost: The cost of the tour is $40, with a complimentary lunch afterward. 

Students may attend the tour only at no cost. The first three students signing up for the tour will have a free lunch included with the tour.  Contact us at to make arrangements.

Important: Everyone taking the tour is required to sign a waiver in advance.  After you register you will receive the waiver via email from MHMS  The waiver is supplied by the water reclamation district.  They require MHMS to send in each applicant’s waiver and a copy of  a government issued photo ID no later than 9-19-19 in order to participate in the tour.  

To Register: Capacity is limited to 30 participants, so to secure your spot, register for the tour by clicking the Register button below.

All proceeds from this event go towards our MHMS Chicagoland College Scholarship fund.