McMechen breaks ground on new water treatment facility

Marshall County

MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) – Ground broke Tuesday on a brand new $6.5 million water treatment facility in McMechen.

A loan from the USDA will bring a new facility, waterlines and fire hydrants, and storage tanks.

The city has been running on a plant from the 1950s. The mayor said the water quality has always been good but this will make it even better and easier to treat. Everything should be flowing within the next year.

It has needed upgraded for several years and now we’ve actually worked on this for almost seven years. It started actually the year before I became a council member then it went through my four years as council. Now, this is the second year of mayor and the fruits are finally starting to show up on the trees.

Mayor David Goddard, McMechen

Residents have already seen a spike in water rates and will see one more on their bills.

This hike will finally qualify the city for future grant money to make more improvements.

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