How is the Town paying for the water main?

The Town applied for and received a $7,800,000 State Revolving Fund (SRF) zero-interest loan to assist in funding the water main expansion project which only pays for material and construction.  Subsequently, the Town increased this request to $8,300,000 when submitting its updated application and design on October 14, 2022 due to anticipated increase in costs. 

This SRF loan does not fund permitting, design, engineering, or other ancillary costs.   To fund these costs and the repayment of the SRF loan the Town has appropriated the following funds through Annual Town Meetings and Election:

  • $750,000 – 2021 ATM Article 10 – PFAS Groundwater (Borrowing)
  • $9,000,000 – 2022 ATM Article 10 –Water Main (Debt exclusion)
  • $9,000,000 – 2022 ATE Ballot Question 13 Water Main (Debt Exclusion) 
  • $2,000,000 – 2022 ATM Article 18 – PFAS Soil Investigation(s)

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1. For residents of Skyline Drive and Webster Avenue (private roads), where can the signed and notarized easement documents be sent once fully executed?
2. Does the Board of Water Commissioners offer waivers of the water connection permit fees for covenant lots like the Select Board does for sewer connection permit fees?
3. Is the Town/Airport Commission going to test private wells in the water main expansion area?
4. What is the time frame for putting in this system?
5. How much is the water main costing the Town?
6. How is the Town paying for the water main?
7. Will hook-ups be optional or mandatory?
8. What is the fee to tie in at a later date if an owner in the water main expansion does not tie into Town water immediately?
9. Will water connections likely follow similar paths to the houses as utilities?
10. Is there a survey available of the easements locations? Has the layout for the installation of the water lines been determined as to what side of the street?
11. Will homeowners bear costs of connection to the house from the water main stubs?
12. Can existing private wells remain as the water supply for irrigation purposes?