Construction to Begin on Salem Treatment Plant

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Construction on the rebuilding of the 51-year-old Lake John Hay Water Treatment Plant will begin Monday in Salem. The $15.2 million plant is expected to serve the community and Washington County for the next 75 years.

According to officials ,the new plant is designed to pump 3.0 million gallons per day and will incorporated automated technology as well as a separate control room.

The plant was first built in 1968 to increase Salem’s water supply and is situated on two acres in the north central section of Washington County.

“Our long-term financial investment in the plant means safe and clean water will continue to be delivered to a total of 17,202 water customers. The effectiveness and efficiency of the water plant will not only enhance our residents’ quality of life, but also will serve as a critically important piece of our quality of place infrastructure,” said Council President Justin Green, “As city and county leaders, it’s our responsibility to ensure Salem and Washington County are attractive, viable options for companies to locate here and for new homeowners to live here. The Lake John Hay Water Treatment Plant is a key asset in our community’s economic development appeal."

The project is slated for completion in spring of 2021.

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