New $30 million water treatment plant unveiled

New $30 million water treatment plant unveiled

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - Fort Benning and Columbus Water Works unveiled a new $30 million water treatment plant at a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning.

The ceremony kicked off with Columbus Water Works president Steven Davis. After talking about the great relationship they have with Fort Benning, the ceremony moved inside for a tour of the plant.

Most of the previous facility was demolished and replaced with state-of-the-art technology.

"Well it's extremely significant because it's replacing an obsolete antiquated water system which has been around since the late 20's," said Craig Taylor, Fort Benning Director of Public Works. "So this is big for Fort Benning. It's giving us better quality water and more reliable water now because we're pulling directly out of the Chattahoochee."

Fort Benning needed the plant to handle the increased population from base realignment.

The new facility should continue to serve the area through at least 2030.

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