Opelika's New Water Treatment Plant One of Most Advanced in Country
Opelika's new W. Warner Williams Water Resource Park at Saugahatchee Lake, which opened on May 6, 2013, combines a state-of-the-art water treatment plant, distribution and maintenance facilities and a functional, efficient, beautiful administration building.
This facility can provide up to eight million gallons of water per day. Combined with the Robert A. Betts Water Treatment Plant's 16 million gallons per day, Opelika Utilities can deliver a total output of up to 24 million gallons per day.
The distribution and administration facilities are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified, which means lower operating costs, energy conservation and reduced waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Most materials were acquired within 500 miles, resulting in a smaller carbon footprint and supporting the regional economy.