Wicomico Co Accepts $8M Water Tower, Public Hearing Announced - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Wicomico Co Accepts $8M Water Tower, Public Hearing Announced

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WICOMICO CO., Md. - Nearly a year after Morris Mill residents first learned about their contaminated water supply, officials are now proposing running public water lines to the affected area.

The Wicomico County Council accepted the proposal on Tuesday, which would fund a nearly $8 million water tower project over the next two-and-a-half years. Officials say this would provide water to the hundreds of residents freeing them of the Trichloroethylene pollution that was first found in the area last October.

"We believe it's affordable. We believe that's appropriate given the issue that the residents of [Morris Mill] face," said Wayne Strausburg, Wicomico Co. director of administration.

The county is looking at borrowing $1.9 million, pending a public hearing.  The hearing is scheduled for Oct. 14th at 6 PM in the Midway Room at the Wicomico Civic Center.

To read previous stories on the Morris Mill water contamination, see below:

http://www.wmdt.com/story/21866886/public-meeting-planned-about-morris-mill-groundwater-contamination

http://www.wmdt.com/story/20049222/fruitland-residents-show-concerns-over-water-contamination

http://www.wmdt.com/story/22819984/wicomico-co

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