UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am
LORENA -- The new waste water treatment plant at Bull Hide Creek in Lorena has not officially been opened, but is about 2 weeks away from it.
The new facility began being built about 2 years ago after a growth moratorium was set in Lorena because the current plant had reached capacity and could not handle more traffic that new homes and businesses bring.
But because the new plant at Bull Hide is being tested, many think the plant is officially open.
"It's not officially on line. What we're doing now is when we build a new plant the contractor or whoever built it is responsible until it's tested and approved and everything works right. So that's kind of the stage we're in now," Waco water spokesman, Jonathan Echols said.
There is about two weeks left in the testing stage. Once it is complete it will be able to treat 1.5 million gallons of water, which is about 4 percent more than the old plant, which is scheduled to be closed.