LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The City of Lake Charles cut The ribbon on The Wastewater Treatment Plant "BC". The plant, administrative building and lab total $43.5 million dollars. It's The largest infrastructure investment for The city ever and it's good for The environment..
The $42 million plant provides state of The art treatment for wastewater and Mayor Nic Hunter says it's important for The city.
"The new plant is helping us keep up with evolving environmental regulations and new technology. The new plant is producing a better, cleaner water effluent during operations.
The old plant was built in phases between 1954 and 1966. The new facility increases The city's daily treatment capacity by about two million gallons.
"This new plant is able to treat eight million gallons per day of average daily flow with additional emergency capacity for storm related events," said Hunter.
City officials provided tours including The new plant to The lab where testing is done to verify how treatment is working.
And at The end of The treatment process, clear water bubbles forth. City officials say it exceeds The requirements of state and federal regulatory agencies.