COUNTY TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF SOUTH CENTRAL WASTEWATER PLANT

COUNTY TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF SOUTH CENTRAL WASTEWATER PLANT

State and local dignitaries are expected to gather near Vado at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 14 for the formal grand opening of Doña Ana County’s South Central and Salem/Ogaz wastewater treatment facilities.

Doña Ana County Commission Chairman Paul B. Curry will be the featured speaker at the event.

The South Central plant is the largest of the county’s wastewater treatment plants, with a capacity of 1.05 million gallons per day. The $5.1 million plant will serve 2,200 households in the communities of Vado, del Cerro, Berino, Chamberino, La Mesa and San Miguel. Collection lines to the communities of La Mesa and San Miguel will be installed in 2004 at additional cost.

The Salem/Ogaz Wastewater Treatment Facility has a capacity of 200,000 gallons per day and will serve 250 households in the Salem/Ogaz communities. The cost to construct the Salem plant was about $3 million, including all collection lines.

For more information, call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.