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Work continues on Dothan's wastewater expansion project

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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) – After years of planning the City of Dothan is expanding the Little Choctawhatchee Wastewater Plant and decommissioning the Beaver Creek Plant.

 

Built over 40 years ago the Beaver Creek Plant has trouble meeting its permit limits and its closure is the result of federal lawsuits due to those permit violations.

 

In September of 2009 the city began the process of closing Beaver Creek and expanding the Little Choctawhatchee Plant.

 

We've got heavy construction right now, there is a lot of heavy work, concrete is being poured lines are being laid at the little Choctawhatchee treatment plant interceptor line," says Billy Mayes, director of Dothan Utilities.

 

As work continues on the decommission of Beaver Creek officials there biggest challenge is still Mother Nature.

 

"Two years ago we were talking about a drought, now we're talking about too much rain," says Mike West, Dothan City Manager.

 

Officials say all the recent heavy rains continue to put the Beaver Creek plant over its permit limits.

 

"We've had extremely large amounts of rain the ground is saturated and we get those kind of flows the plant just can't handle it," says Mayes.

 

Despite the challenge the entire project is slated to be complete in the fall of 2011.

 

The entire project cost around $45 million and is the single biggest project the city has undertaken.

 

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