Construction begins for multi-million dollar sewer project in Beckley

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A multi-million dollar sewer upgrade is in full swing at the Beckley Waste Water Treatment Facility. The project will cost around $13 million and will be done in two phases. 

Once complete, it will allow the plant to accept industrial grease waste from restaurants, which will bring in a profit to help pay for the project. 

“We will be getting a tipping fee from every gallon that’s disposed of here and as far as the $13 million dollar project that one significant way to help pay for it,” Jeremiah Johnson, General Manager of the Beckley Public Service District, said. “If we can bring in this outside revenue stream, money that we don’t have right now coming in it will be a way that we pay for the project so that it doesn’t hit everyone’s pocketbook as hard.”  

The project is expected to be completed in January 2019.

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