By Peggy Mackenzie
Bustling with activity, significant progress at Ronceverte’s waste water treatment plant is evident as it undergoes construction in preparation for the installation of the new vertical loop reactor (VLR). According to Project Engineer Eric Hartwell with Dunn Engineering, this is the first phase of a $24 million project to replace an aging treatment plant on the banks of the Greenbrier River. The plant is located on River Road across the river from the downtown area.
“The site is impressive,” said Ronceverte Mayor David Smith at the Monday night council meeting.
Dunn Engineer’s Elvis Canterbury, who serves as clerk of the works, together with contractor Terry Robinson with GM McCrossin Construction Co., are handling the construction process and expect the job to be completed by August of 2017.
The Ronceverte-owned sewer plant serves not only Ronceverte, but also Greenbrier County Public Service District No. 1, whose customer base includes Fairlea and Lewisburg.