BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Central Wastewater Treatment Plant of East Baton Rouge Parish reached a milestone Tuesday.
City leaders recognized the program for its decommissioning. Officials said the program improves wastewater treatment plants, capacity improvement and much more that will give Baton Rouge a reliable water infrastructure for years to come.
"One that the EPA told us well before I entered my office to be improved in a significant way; it had to be improved in a significant way because we were facing millions and millions of dollars in fines had we not addressed this problem," Mayor Kip Holden said. "So since then, we've pumped billions of dollars into our aging infrastructure, creating transformative change throughout our parish and both our residents and our economy have benefited as a direct result."
The upgrades made to the system will save more than $25 million over the next 20 years.