Town of Haughton leaders will open a new $3 million dollar wastewater treatment plant by mid-April.
It's an upgrade that Mayor Carlton Anderson says is needed, after an influx of population has left their current sewer system over loaded. "We are about 4 or 5 years behind with our sewer system," said Anderson.
With the new system, Mayor Anderson says they will be ready to handle more growth. "With our new sewer plant, we won't have the breakdowns on our lift stations we have normally been for years of overloading," said Anderson.
The new sewer plant is being built on Lincoln Street with the newest technology, meeting all state and federal requirements. That should mean it will be one less thing that town leaders have to worry about for at least the next decade. "In probably 10 years, we may have to do an add-on on it," said Anderson.
Only cosmetic touches are left to finish on the plant, like paving the roadway leading to the facility.
The plant is being paid for through a Department of Environmental Quality Loan, that voters agreed to pay for in 2012.
Construction for the plant started last spring and is expected to be completed by mid April.
Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
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