Harnett County officials cut the ribbon this morning on the Harnett County Regional Water Treatment Plant in Lillington, which has been upgraded from 24 to 42 MGD.
Members of the Harnett County Board of Commissioners were joined by Harnett County Department of Public Utilities (HCDPU) staff and other county officials along with contractors who helped complete the project to celebrate the upgrade, which makes the Harnett County Regional Water Treatment Plant the largest surface water treatment plant on the Cape Fear River.
The ribbon cutting included comments from County Manager Joseph Jeffries, Board of Commissioners Chairman Gordon Springle and Public Utilities Director Steve Ward. Tours of the facility followed the ribbon cutting ceremony.
HCDPU is a regional water and wastewater utility that provides service to approximately 125,000 people in Harnett County and the surrounding Cape Fear region. In addition to supplying water to four of Harnett County's five municipalities, HCDPU provides water to Johnston and Moore counties; Linden and Spring Lake in Cumberland County; Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina in Wake County; and Fort Bragg. Approximately 98 percent of all Harnett County residents have access to public water.