RICHMOND HILL, GA (WTOC) - The City of Richmond Hill is celebrating the grand opening of its new $30 million Wastewater Treatment Facility at Sterling Creek.
Mayor Harold Fowler, other city officials and special guests U.S. Representative Buddy Carter and Georgia State Representative Ron Stephens gathered for a ribbon cutting Monday.
Officials say the new water-sewer treatment plant with not only position Richmond Hill for future growth, but will also make sure its natural resources are being conserved and protected.
"The City of Richmond Hill has outgrown the old plant. The main reason we have been in a consent order with EPD for the past six years or better, which we pay monthly fines on, so we had to build a new wastewater treatment plant," said Mayor Fowler.
The plant will double the city's capacity to treat wastewater from 1.5 million gallons per day to three million, and can eventually be expanded to four million gallons per day.