UPDATED: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 3:54pm
LORENA -- A new wastewater treatment plant opened in Lorena today and officials tell us they're hoping it brings economic growth.
Under the Waco Metropolitan Regional Sewage System, MARSS, the new Bull Hide Treatment Plant will serve the cities of Hewitt and Lorena.
The plant makes new development possible for the city of Lorena which has been under a building moratorium or almost seven years due to wastewater treatment issues.
"This is a 1.5 million gallon per day that's how much it can treat. It can be expanded to I think five in the future if need be," said Jonathan Echols, Waco water utilities.
The plant sits in the center of 230 acres along Bull Hide Creek between Lorena and Robinson.