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Small mistake leads to $1.7 million repair bill for Asheville water treatment plant

Small mistake leads to big repair bill for Asheville water treatment plant
A hatch left open during construction at Asheville's water treatment plant in Mills River allowed heavy rain to flood a portion of the facility. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

A construction oversight caused a mess and resulted in costly repairs at Asheville's water treatment plant in Mills River.

A city report said a hatch was left open during construction at the plant, then heavy rain moved in and flooded a portion of the facility.

Some of the equipment was damaged and will need to be replaced.

The price tag for the repairs is $1.7 million.

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