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NEWBERRY – A third treatment wastewater treatment plant may be in the works for the City of Newberry.

John Horvath of the engineering firm Jones Edmunds and Associates, Inc. presented information about the expansion to the Newberry City Commission Monday evening.

Horvath said that Newberry is expected to exceed the two existing plants’ current capacity of 350,000 gallons per day by 2015. Adding an additional treatment plant may increase the capacity by 210,000 gallons per day, a 60 percent increase, he said.

One of the current treatment plants is 35 years old and has had three major failures in the past two years, Horvath added.

Funding for the expansion would likely come from an appropriation from the state legislature and possibly through a State Revolving Fund loan.