(Photo by Sarah Richardson)
A large crowd made an appearance at the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new and improved wastewater treatment plant in Ronceverte on Friday, Sept. 7. Ronceverte Mayor David Smith, Senator Stephen Baldwin, Todd Gunter with U.S. Senator Moore Capito’s office, Brian Aluise with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s office, Congressman Evan Jenkins, Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton with the WV DEP, and Wayne Morgan with Governor James Justice’s office all spoke at the ceremony before the ribbon cutting. Many expressed their love for Greenbrier River and recounted memories of playing in the water as children. They went on to note their appreciation toward the city and other groups involved in making the plant more efficient, and therefore healthier for the local environment. Mayor Smith is seen here in the center cutting with ribbon with help from other attendees in front of one of the large reservoirs at the treatment plant. The new facility meets new DEP regulations and has drastically improved wastewater processing systems.
(Photo by Sarah Richardson)
The wastewater treatment facility also received a new sign for the front of the building. The City of Ronceverte logo, a train chugging up the tracks with a tall…

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