Earlier this week, the Yankton City Commission officially closed the books on the construction of a new municipal water treatment plant, an effort that spanned a number of years.
Mayor Nathan Johnson says due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the public has not had a first-hand look at the new facility.
Johnson says with its expanded capacity, the new plant will meet the community’s water needs well into the future.
Johnson says one lesson from the water plant project for future infrastructure projects is the importance of careful planning and execution.
The new water treatment plant was constructed at a cost of just under thirty-five million dollars.