By Department of Natural Resources and Parks Director Christie True
Over its five decades of operation, the West Point Treatment Plant has been led with one mission: safeguarding our region’s water quality, natural resources, and public health. Over the course of its long span of service, this mission has largely been met.
During a relentless February rainstorm, when electrical and equipment failures led to flooding that damaged critical systems and temporarily reduced treatment capabilities, dedicated employees worked around the clock to restore normal operations. West Point is again meeting strict water quality standards, and insurance will cover nearly all repair-related costs—protecting the public from the cost of system upgrades and cleanup.
While this is welcome news for the environment and our ratepayers, the gravity of the incident and the warning flags it raised cannot be downplayed.
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