UPDATE: Selbyville Drinking Water Referendum "Unanimously" Passe - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

UPDATE: Selbyville Drinking Water Referendum "Unanimously" Passes

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SELBYVILLE, Del. - Residents unanimously pass a crucial referendum Wednesday night in Selbyville.

Three years ago, traces of a gasoline additive were discovered in town wells and now they're voting on whether or not to accept money from the state to clean up their drinking water.

Officials say 88 votes were electronically tallied for the town to use a $2.5 million bond from the state to build a water filtration system in the town to clean up contaminants. For this funding to be considered a grant, 100 percent of the money needs to be used for this project.

Since this problem was first discovered, town officials tell WMDT trace amounts of this same additive, methyl tertiary butyl ether, or MTBE, was found in another well, this year.

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