Demolition of old water treatment plant begins

An excavator tears down the accelerator (a settling basin) at Lebanon’s former water treatment plant on Nov. 15. The old plant, along A and Second streets, was built in 1946. It used filter beds in large concrete holding tanks, while the city’s new plant uses a microfiltration process through pipes.

For more history about the canal that served Lebanon until 2019, visit LebanonLocalNews.com/new-city-water-treatment-plant-opens-with-ceremony/.