Ground was broken yesterday on Paden City’s new water filtration plant.

The city is constructing a new building with state-of-the-art technology inside that will help get rid of the PCE in the water supply.

PCE, or tetrachloroethylene, is a toxic chemical.

In the Paden City water supply, PCE has exceeded the states maximum level for the past year.

The new state-of-the-art six tray air stripper system was made possible through a $570,000 grant from the USDA.

The mayor says residents can still use their water as normal, according to studies by state agencies. In just 120 days the system should go into operations to help make the city’s water supply safe again.