The city of Blaine will celebrate completion of its Lighthouse Point Water Reclamation Facility (LPWRF) with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, August 6.
The new facility is located at 272 Marine Drive in the western portion of Marine Park.
Guest speakers will include U.S. Representative Rick Larsen as well as federal, state and local officials who have assisted the city.
Funding for this project was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development, Washington State Department of Ecology – Centennial Clean Water and State Revolving Funds and the Washington State Department of Commerce Public Works Board – Public Works Trust Fund. This $30 million plant represents the largest single municipal project in the city’s history.
In June the LPWRF facility began treating all city wastewater except that from Semiahmoo, and completion of LPWRF will make it possible to decommission the 30+ year old Semiahmoo Wastewater Treatment Plant, once a final phase of piping and a new pump station at Semiahmoo is completed next year.Photos by Tara Nelson