Houston Co. Wastewater Plant Upgrades Underway | News
Your local wastewater treatment plant isn't the most pleasant thing to think about, and you probably don't think about it much, unless there's a problem. Warner Robins taxpayers prevented some problems by funding a $28 million plant overhaul.
The Sandy Run Water Pollution Plant was last upgraded in the 1980's.
Utility director, Montie Walters, said the area's population was outpacing the plant's ability to treat water, and keep it up to environmentally safe standards.
The city started tearing down the old systems, and building new ones last December.
President of the company in charge of the construction, Daniel Groselle, said the new plant will process 12 million gallons of wastewater a day. That's 3 million gallons more than the current process rate.
"The water coming out of the back of this plant will look no different than tap water. I'm not saying drink it. It's not tap water but you'll be able to take a glass of it and compare it to tap water and you won't be able to see any difference in it," said Groselle.
The work on the plant is scheduled to be finished in December 2014.
Customers' water bills could go up to pay off the bonds. Walters says they're planning a study to determine if that will be necessary.