Village hosts ribbon-cutting


A new state-of-the-art, 400,000 gallons-per-day wastewater facility

By Bethany J. Royer-DeLong - Darkecountymedia.com



Bethany J. Royer-DeLong | Darke County Media The Village of Arcanum held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new wastewater treatment plant Tuesday afternoon. The $8,846,000 state-of-the-art facility will accommodate EPA requirements and handle 400,000 gallons per day via multiple stages of treatment.

Bethany J. Royer-DeLong | Darke County Media The Village of Arcanum held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new wastewater treatment plant Tuesday afternoon. The $8,846,000 state-of-the-art facility will accommodate EPA requirements and handle 400,000 gallons per day via multiple stages of treatment.


Bethany J. Royer-DeLong | Darke County Media The village of Arcanum held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new wastewater treatment plant Tuesday afternoon with council members Bonnie Millard, Blaine Vencill, and Tim Philpot, along with Fiscal Officer, Toni Stanley were in attendance. Utility personnel, members of the community, and other individuals integral to the vision and construction of the new plant were also present during the event.


ARCANUM — All eyes were on the village of Arcanum during an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new wastewater treatment plant Tuesday afternoon.

Village council members Bonnie Millard, Blaine Vencill, and Tim Philpot, along with Fiscal Officer, Toni Stanley, were in attendance. Utility personnel, members of the community, and other individuals integral to the vision and construction of the new plant were also present during the event.

Arcanum Village Mayor Greg Baumle began the ceremony with a moment of silence for the victims of the Dayton shooting from Sunday, before introducing Mike Bruns, engineer, with Mote and Associates Inc.

Though ground was officially broken in 2017, the new plant was seven to eight years in the making, said Bruns. He went on to explain they worked against not only time but the weather with those in attendance for the ribbon-cutting having some sort of impact on the $8,846,000 project.

According to material provided during the event, Mote and Associates Inc. successfully obtained a grant and low-interest loan funds broken down as follows:

Grant funds: $3,450,000

Loan funds: $5,250,000 (40 years at 2 percent interest)

Village funds: $146,000

Building Crafts Inc. did construction with Bruns noting their tremendous job “of keeping things on track.” He also emphasized the importance of funding from the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Rural Development for the project.

Representing the USDA administration at the event was David L. Hall, director, and Ashley Kelly.

Hall shared similar sentiments at the ribbon-cutting as he did last month for the groundbreaking at the new village administration and police headquarters. He stated that when projects like this happen, “We all prosper.”

Kelly also spoke, noting he’s been with Arcanum for the better part of three years, citing the village was the best-kept secret in the county.

Bill Kessler, the village administrator, gave closing comments, thanking those who helped with the project and for the opportunity to serve Arcanum. He also thanked Rick Snyder and Shawn Smith (60 years of utility experience between the two) who will be running the new state-of-the-art facility.

Guests were given tours of the new 400,000 gallons-per-day system that will meet EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) requirements.

“This is an example of bureaucracy working for the people,” said Baumle at the end of the event. “This is a rural development program from the Department of Agriculture. It’s supporting an agricultural community in a rural setting.”

Bethany J. Royer-DeLong | Darke County Media The Village of Arcanum held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new wastewater treatment plant Tuesday afternoon. The $8,846,000 state-of-the-art facility will accommodate EPA requirements and handle 400,000 gallons per day via multiple stages of treatment.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_8.6.19.arcanum.wastewater.plant_.longview.jpg.jpgBethany J. Royer-DeLong | Darke County Media The Village of Arcanum held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new wastewater treatment plant Tuesday afternoon. The $8,846,000 state-of-the-art facility will accommodate EPA requirements and handle 400,000 gallons per day via multiple stages of treatment.

Bethany J. Royer-DeLong | Darke County Media The village of Arcanum held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new wastewater treatment plant Tuesday afternoon with council members Bonnie Millard, Blaine Vencill, and Tim Philpot, along with Fiscal Officer, Toni Stanley were in attendance. Utility personnel, members of the community, and other individuals integral to the vision and construction of the new plant were also present during the event.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_8.6.19.arcanum.wastewater.ribboncutting.jpg.jpgBethany J. Royer-DeLong | Darke County Media The village of Arcanum held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new wastewater treatment plant Tuesday afternoon with council members Bonnie Millard, Blaine Vencill, and Tim Philpot, along with Fiscal Officer, Toni Stanley were in attendance. Utility personnel, members of the community, and other individuals integral to the vision and construction of the new plant were also present during the event.
A new state-of-the-art, 400,000 gallons-per-day wastewater facility

By Bethany J. Royer-DeLong

Darkecountymedia.com

Reach reporter Bethany J. Royer-DeLong at 937/548-3330 or email broyer-delong@aimmediamidwest.com. Read more news, features, and sports at DarkeCountyMedia.com.

Reach reporter Bethany J. Royer-DeLong at 937/548-3330 or email broyer-delong@aimmediamidwest.com. Read more news, features, and sports at DarkeCountyMedia.com.