|City/Town: • Mena|
|Location Class: • Industrial • Government|
|Year Built: • N/A|
|Year Abandoned: • N/A|
|Status: • Gutted|
|Photojournalist: • Michael Schwarz • James Kirkendall|
Mena made way for a new plant once the condition of the old water treatment plant was found useless and unsafe. Ward Lake was drying up and becoming harder and harder to maintain. As the building sat empty for a few years, people were found breaking in, stripping copper and stealing equipment. Soon the city funded to have everything removed and left the old plant gutted.
Nowadays, upon visiting the plant you will find nothing but a structure of the place and a dried up lake filled with trees. Graffiti blankets seemingly every wall and all the windows are broken. There is no telling what will happen to this place in the upcoming years…