Pickens cuts ribbon on water plant

The new renovated City of Pickens Water Plant had its official ribbon cutting on Thursday as Pickens Mayor David Owens cut the ribbon during a special barbecue lunch provided by engineering firm Hulsey, McCormick and Wallace. The firm was instrumental in designing the $4 million in upgrades at the facility. The plant will offer the highest quality water for the citizens of Pickens, Owens said. Above, Owens, city administrator Katherine Brackett, members of city council and water plant operators, along with officials from Hulsey, McCormick and Wallace open the new plant.