The city has quietly given up on its 7-year-old Advanced Wastewater Treatment facility, a $37 million system that never worked right.
The plant hasn’t run since September and West Palm Beach is looking for ways to convert it to another use.
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What The Post reported
The city’s $37 million Advanced Wastewater Treatment plant, designed to use highly treated sewage water to replenish wetlands and feed the city’s water plant during droughts, had been a dismal failure. Plant production averaged 14 percent of promised levels, and it processed nothing on half the days between 2009 and 2011.