The City of King will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Friday, Feb. 5, to showcase the recent completion of upgrades to it’s water treatment plant.
The plant, located at 6949 Donnaha Road in Tobaccoville, was constructed in 1966. The recent upgrades are the first major updates to the facility since 1980, and ensure the plant’s viability over the next several decades. The upgrades entail an entirely new treatment process, modernizing equipment and facilities. One aspect of the overall project resulted in an increase to storage capabilities of an additional 2 million gallons of treated water.
The ribbon cutting event will begin at 11:30am on Friday, Feb. 5, and will feature a project overview and facility tours. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.
“We hope citizens will come out and see the new facility and water treatment process,” said King City Manager Homer Dearmin. “Our staff, contractor, engineers, and City Council have been working on this project since 2009, and construction began in October of 2013. This has been a long process, and we are excited to showcase the finished product.”