The 28 registered voters in attendance at Tuesday night’s special town meeting voted unanimously to move forward with the third phase of the Southern Water Line project, extending public water service south on Federal Road from the intersection with Candlewood Lake Road to 50 feet shy of the Danbury border.
The town’s water consultant, Marty Handshy, explained the purpose of adding a third leg to the Southern Water Line as threefold: to serve the last few businesses in Brookfield’s commercial corridor, provide fire protection for that area of town and allow a possible future connection to Danbury’s water system.
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The final phase of the water line requires digging an additional 1,230 feet, however that distance includes passing under a culvert, making the construction slightly more difficult.
The total cost is projected at $498,938, including a 25 percent contingency, which will be paid down by the property owners along the line through benefit assessments.
(The resolution approved Tuesday requested $495,000 on advice of bond counsel, but Handshy said he was confident that amount will be sufficient.)
“I don’t expect it will take more than four or five weeks,” Handshy said, expecting the work to be completed by the end of August.