WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – With gold shovels in hand, Warner Robins city council members broke ground on the multimillion dollar waste water treatment plant upgrade.
City officials have been working with Haskell Company on the facility and estimate the total expansion will cost roughly $27.5 million dollars. The project will expand the plant from producing 9 million gallons a day to 12 million gallons. Warner Robins city council member Mike Davis said the project was paid for using utility bonds.
"It will be paid back by funds generated by the utility bills," Davis said, "and all the money comes back in, it's just a reinvestment of the money we make off utility funds and a reinvestment in the community."
Construction will begin as soon as possible and is estimated to be complete by the end of 2014. The city's current plant hasn't been upgraded in nearly 30 years.