2014-10-23 / Front Page

State-of-the-Art Plant Opens



Owned by the City of Newport, the Lawton Valley Water Treatment Plant on West Main Road in Portsmouth held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 22 for a new facility which replaced the technology and workspace in the 1940s-era plant. Tours of the facility highlighted the state-of-the-art technology utilized to produce safe drinking water for island residents. The building contains a laboratory, control room, operator training room, and electrical and mechanical systems. It is capable of producing seven million gallons of drinking water per day through the use of dissolved air flotation and carbon filtration. The project was completed three months ahead of schedule and under budget. (Photo by Jack Kelly) Owned by the City of Newport, the Lawton Valley Water Treatment Plant on West Main Road in Portsmouth held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 22 for a new facility which replaced the technology and workspace in the 1940s-era plant. Tours of the facility highlighted the state-of-the-art technology utilized to produce safe drinking water for island residents. The building contains a laboratory, control room, operator training room, and electrical and mechanical systems. It is capable of producing seven million gallons of drinking water per day through the use of dissolved air flotation and carbon filtration. The project was completed three months ahead of schedule and under budget. (Photo by Jack Kelly)

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