Geraldine’s first waste water treatment plant taking initial steps toward completion

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GERALDINE, Ala. (WHNT) — A week from Thursday, the town of Geraldine will take the first steps toward building its first waste water treatment plant.

The plans for the town of Geraldine’s first waste water treatment plant have been in the works for a while now. “We’re very excited that a week from today we’ll open bids for our waste water treatment plant,” Geraldine Mayor Chuck Ables says.

The project’s plans will situate everything underground. It is set to go on a stretch of land a short distance away from the town’s ball fields.

“The initial project will involve 361 customers, all the businesses in town, highway 75, 227, some of the side roads,” Mayor Ables says.

It will also cover the school. The project is mostly grant funded. “Once we do get it complete we plan to apply for new grants to expand to the rest of the, at least inside the town limits,” Mayor Ables says.

Town leaders say the construction should start several weeks after the bid process is compete, and the hope is for construction to be complete by the end of next year.

Officials identified a driving factor behind the plant as drawing business to Geraldine, which will help increase the tax base revenue.