– A new water-treatment plant at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has started to operate as the park hopes to avoid another water crisis this summer.
The park’s water treatment facility in Downtown Disney opened this week, the park announced on its website Tuesday.
It is the first new water plant in Disney World since it opened in 2002.
Disney has been working with local governments to improve water quality in the parks.
“This is an important step to ensure that we do not run out of water in a summer like we did last summer,” said Jennifer Kelleher, a Disney Parks and Resorts spokeswoman.
In the past, water was frequently leaked from the plant and spilled into the surrounding area, which is considered a public health concern.
The water treatment system is not connected to the water supply.