The City of Kewaunee has officially cut the ribbon on its new $7 million Wastewater Treatment Plant.
A ribbon cutting and open house was held Saturday at the plant at 77 Dodge Street.
Kewaunee Mayor John Blaha says the plant was originally slated to be finished by last July but wasn't completely ready. He says they're still "tweaking it a little bit," including resolving some water issues that crop up after heavy rains.
"It's like anything else," says Blaha. "You just keep working at it and working at it until you get everything fixed."
The mayor says the old plant was more than 50 years old and improvements were necessary to bring the facility in compliance with DNR requirements. He says the City Council determined it was more feasible to construct a new facility than renovate the old one.
The project was funded with the help of a USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal loan and grant combination totaling more than $6.9 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.