Port Wing, WI (Northlands NewsCenter) -- The ribbon was cut on a new waste water treatment system in Port Wing, Wisconsin today.
The town's existing facility was over 40 years old, and had been discharging untreated water into the Lake Bibon tributary that flows into Lake Superior.
A partnership between the Town of Port Wing, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, helped bring this treatment system to the 420 residents of Port Wing.
John Trynoski, Engineer for MSA Professional Services says the community was in dire need of the new system.
"This community the infrastructure that was here, the collection system piping was from the 60's and 70's. There were sections that we did rehabilitate. There was a lot of sections that were too far gone just had to be completely replaced."
Loans from the USDA Rural Development and The Army Corp of Engineers totaled nearly three-million dollars for the new waste water treatment facility.