Sneads Water Treatment Plant

A Northwest Florida community has a new, improved wastewater treatment plant.

Yesterday, community leaders in Sneads dedicated the facility and celebrated completion of phase one of the project with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The plant is now capable of treating 733,000 gallons of waste each day.

That’s over a quarter of a million gallons more than the old facility could handle.

Federal and state money helped pay for the renovations and additions to the system after the Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued an administrative order to correct inadequacies.

Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development also presented the City of Sneads with $3.1 million for phase two of the project.

When complete, it will allow the city to treat more than 1.1 million gallons of sewage.