New Hartford town sign, from The New Hartford Facebook Page.
New Hartford town sign, from The New Hartford Facebook Page.
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NEW HARTFORD — At a town wide referendum on Saturday, March 6, residents approved the sale of the town’s water and wastewater assets to Aquarion Water Company. The vote was 748-518.
On his Facebook page, New Hartford First Selectman wrote that “I want to take this opportunity to thank the Asset Evaluation Team (Denton Butler, Joe Toro, Kim Estep and Tom Hart) for their tireless effort to bring this proposal to our town….and all those who voted. I look forward working on the “next steps” to bring this proposal to fruition”
Aquarion will now control the water departments in 53 towns and cities across the state.
The sale is for $8 million with $3 million of the funds to pay off bonds and loans on the sewer and water system, while an additional $3.6 million would go to expanding the sewer line in Pine Meadow that surrounds the two public drinking water wells.

(Correction: in an earlier version of this article, the number of water departments Aquarion controls was wrong)

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