County and state lawmakers got an up close look at the local wastewater plant Thursday.
Officials at the Frank E Van Lare WasteWater Treatment Plant hosted the tour to help lawmakers understand what kind of funding it takes to keep the plant operating.
Officials talked about new ways to protect water, reduce costs, and what the plant plans to do when a storm hits. The main focus though was maintaining a clean environment.
"Unless you invest in infrastructure, might not be the most interesting or outward thing, but it's crucially important to keep the environment clean,” says site supervisor Herm Thein.
The treatment plant processes 35 to 40 billion gallons of wastewater a year.