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The new Lafayette Treatment Plant continues under construction. It will replace Anderson's old treatment plant. The new facility will enable the city to continue to provide safe drinking water to our citizens.
Mayor Broderick toured the plant today and experienced the impressive progress and excellent work being done to build the new facility. The present facility was built in 1968 and the new facility will provide the newest technology available allowing for quality drinkingwater and additional capacity.
The existing Lafayette Treatment Plant has a capacity of 8 million gallons per day. The new plant will have a capacity of 10 million gallons per day, expandable to 12 million gallons per day. The treatment process utilizes both aeration and filtration. There will also be an additional 600,000 gallons of storage in the new plant. Construction of the new plant is expected to be completed within the first quarter of next year.
“I am proud of our city water department employees, led by Anderson Water Superintendent Neal McKee. These employees work hard every day to operate and maintain the Lafayette and Wheeler Treatment Plants in order to provide safe, clean drinking water for the citizens and customers of the Anderson Water Department,” Mayor Broderick stated. Mayor Broderick also complimented Wilhelm Construction for their exceptional work on the project.