Sunday, March 14, 2010

MRJ on the $30 million sewer upgrade

From the MRJ:

The wastewater treatment plant upgrade will likely be the most expensive project the town has ever undertaken, according to the Town Manager Michael Milone, but Water Pollution Control officials are confident that residents understand the project's necessity.

The project, expected to cost about $30 million, will have to pass a voter referendum.

Tim White


Anonymous said...

a significant portion of this is dicatated by the state for mandates such as lowering of phosphate levels in effluent to the rivers and the sound. Detergents no longer contain phosphates and the mandate is sensless, and very expensive. The state is going broke, jobs are leaving at the fastest rate ever, our education system is not competitive in a global arena, and these mandates are going to drag the towns down with it.

Anonymous said...

I don't think one can blame state mandates on this one...what do people expect when equipment at the plant hasn't been upgraded in over 40 years? It seems that putting off the inevitable has caught up to us. Get over it.