The City-County Utilities Division will hold an open house and free tours of the Archie Elledge Wastewater Treatment Plant from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. The open house will include information about plans to upgrade the plant.
Tours will start every 30 minutes and will include an overview of the wastewater treatment process and a tour of the Elledge plant and the new biosolids drying facility, which turns wastewater sludge into a pellet-size soil additive. Tours will depart from the Manson Meads Complex, next to the plant, at 2799 Griffith Road, Winston-Salem.
The Elledge plant began operating in 1956 and can treat up to 30 million gallons of sewage a day. Construction to build new primary clarifying basins is scheduled to begin by the end of November. The new basins will be at a higher elevation than the current basins and less susceptible to flooding from Salem Creek. A new control building and pump station will also be built. In all, the improvements will cost $51.9 million.
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For more information about the open house, call the Manson Meads Complex at 765-0130.