Pictures, Ribbon Cutting, Withlacoochee Water Pollution Control Plant 2016-07-12

The crowd was large, the speeches were brief, the food was good, and the tour later was, ah, redolant, but the new plant works better than the old, and, best of all, it’s out of the flood plain.

Sementha Mathews directs them all

Here are a few pictures of this morning’s ribbon cutting for what was billed as the new Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and Force Main, but they seem to have actually named the Withlacoochee Water Pollution Control Plant (WWPCP). The combination of WWPCP and Force Main so far has prevented any new wastewater spills, and long may it do so.

WWALS Videos will follow, including from a WWPCP tour by the plant operator.

Meanwhile, congratulations to Valdosta Utilities Director Henry Hicks, to all the Valdosta employees who made this happen, to the Mayor and Council whose names appear on the plaque, and they did not forget to thank the voters of Valdosta and Lowndes County who footed most of the $30 billion bill by voting for the penny sales tax SPLOST VII.

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Utility Director Henry Hicks

Utility Director Henry Hicks

Big crowd, many reporters

Big crowd, many reporters

City Manager Larry Hanson, Mayor, and Council

2009 flood, FEMA delay, GA-EPD, GEFA, yet they finished ahead of schedule, noted Valdosta City Manager Larry Hanson.

City Manager Larry Hanson, Mayor, and Council

Mayor John Gayle

Mayor Gayle never dreamed FEMA would turn them down, but now he has his name on the plaque for a sewer plant.

Mayor John Gayle

Plaque

Plaque

Noelani Mathews reporting from the air for WCTV

Noelani Mathews reporting from the air for WCTV

One of four units operates at a time

One of four units operates at a time

Multiple units

Multiple units

Withlacoochee Ribbon Cutting and tent

Withlacoochee Ribbon Cutting and tent

Withlacoochee Ribbon Cutting 30.8205891, -83.3591614

Withlacoochee Ribbon Cutting

Program

Program

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