(AP) The owner of a Dyers, West Virginia, wastewater treatment plant is opening a new business, with a new name.
The new company will be called Degasser Water Treatment, and it will focus on the wastewater treatment of green water.
The plant will produce water for drinking and use by farmers, ranchers and homeowners, said Jeff Dyers Jr., the company’s president and chief executive.
The business is expected to open in the spring.
It’s the latest in a string of business ventures by Dyersville residents and businesses, many of which were spurred by Gov.
Earl Ray Tomblin’s efforts to address water quality issues in the county.
Dyersberg has been operating for about two years in Dyers County, which includes parts of Dyers and Butler counties.
In 2016, Dyersbury Township adopted a wastewater water treatment plan that included using chemicals to treat wastewater for drinking purposes.
That plan was adopted by the county’s water board and adopted by a state environmental review board in 2018.
Under Tomblin, the state Department of Environmental Protection began investigating water quality problems at the Dyers Water Treatment plant in March 2016.
In November, the Dyer County Environmental Review Board found that the plant failed to comply with water quality standards, which led to the plant’s closure.
The Dyerswater Treatment plant is located near the city of Dyer and about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Charleston.