Plainville ponders 2018 referendum for treatment plant upgrade

Plainville ponders 2018 referendum for treatment plant upgrade

Record-Journal


PLAINVILLE — The town is moving forward with a $15.2 million state-mandated phosphorus upgrade project for its wastewater treatment plant.

During a recent Town Council meeting, Town Manager Robert Lee suggested an early 2018 referendum be considered for the project.

“Technically we need to vote on it,” he said, “but it’s state mandated, we’re going to do it no matter what.”

The Plainville treatment plant must be upgraded to reduce the discharge of phosphorus into the Pequabuck River. In discussions with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Lee said the town will receive a 44 percent reimbursement.

The total town cost will be $9.2 million.

The town plans to fund its share through a state loan with a two percent interest rate.

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