Jacksonville Water Treatment Plant

JACKSONVILLE — City officials will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday to officially mark the opening of Jacksonville’s new $35 million water treatment plant, a 9 million-gallon-per-day facility located uphill from the 100-year-old, flood-prone water plant on the city’s southeast side.

Residents may not realize it, but they’ve been supplied by the new plant for three months now.

“We turned on the new facility in February and haven’t looked back a single day,” said Jamie Headen, the vice-president of Benton & Associates, the project design firm. “It’s really a nice blend of tried-and-true technology combined with new features, controls and redundancies that all goes toward consistency and producing a good quality of water.”

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