New wastewater plant up and running in Diamondhead

New wastewater plant up and running in Diamondhead

DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) - A brand new utility facility is up and running in Diamondhead, and the city made it official Tuesday with a ribbon cutting.

It was a big day for the City of Diamondhead and Hancock County. This brand new wastewater treatment plant was celebrated with a ribbon cutting after around a decade of work to get it out of the ground.

After Hurricane Katrina, FEMA deemed the old treatment facility too damaged to be repaired. That's when work started on making this plant possible.

Together, FEMA and MEMA helped fund the $24.2 million project. Those who helped design the facility say it has many advantages over the one it's replacing.

The new plant is also expandable if the need ever arises. The old treatment facility has been demolished and turned into a green space.

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