Pomfret given water project update

Work is continuing in the town of Pomfret on the water district. Robert Klavoon from Wendel Engineering provided an update to the Pomfret Town Board Wednesday evening.

Through March, 40 percent of the pipe had been completed as well as 27 hydrants have been installed. Some of the meter pits have also been installed. Construction will begin on Route 60 as the contractors will move to two work crews since the snow is gone. In late May or June, town-owned roads will be connected to the water service.

“This means people will be getting water this summer?” Councilman Scott Johnston asked.

“Yeah. I don’t want to promise an exact date because we have chlorination to do, pressure testing to do,” Klavoon said.

There is still time for residents to request to get water service from the town. An initial fleet of letters were sent to residents and more than 100 responded, but there were 60-plus residents who did not respond.

The second letter sent offered the option to accept or decline water service. The town is still awaiting some responses. Supervisor Don Steger said the deadline will “unofficially” be left open until May 5.

Applications are available in the town clerk’s office along with copies of the letter that was sent out. Residents can complete the form to decline or confirm they want water service.

Klavoon also said seven residences in the town currently being served by the village of Fredonia will be disconnected and turned around and will be reconnected to the town’s water district. Klavoon will work with the town attorney to get releases from property owners allowing the town to go on their property to dig a trench and turn the service around.

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