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  • WSA Endorses Car Wash For Church Hill Road

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has given preliminary approval to a firm’s proposal to install an automated car wash at the Newtown Mobil gas station/convenience store at 64 Church Hill Road, near Exit 10 of Interstate 84.

    At an August 14 WSA meeting, agency members endorsed an application from Satyam Sundaram, LLC, which is seeking to install a car wash on its property to increase the range of services that the firm offers customers at its one-acre site.

  • Local Authority Approves 7 Percent Sewer-Use Rate Hike

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has approved a rate increase for users of the two municipal sewer systems, hiking by 7 percent both the quarterly gallonage rate and also the general administrative fee.

    The WSA held a two-minute public hearing on the rate increases before its regular August 14 meeting. There was no public comment.

    At their regular meeting, WSA members approved the increases.

  • Planning Starts For Hawleyville Sewer Expansion

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) is compiling a list of Hawleyville property owners interested in connecting their properties to the planned expansion of the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system.

    WSA members held an informational session on May 8 to explain the sewer system expansion project, as well as seek commitments for sewer connections from property owners who own land along the planned sewer route. About 25 people attended the meeting.

  • Informational Session Slated On Hawleyville Sewer System Expansion

    An informational session to explain the construction aspects and cost implications of the planned expansion of the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system is scheduled for Thursday, May 8.

    The meeting, which is sponsored by the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA), is slated for 7 pm in the lower level conference room at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street. A regular meeting of the WSA will immediately follow.

  • Water Pollution Control Documented In Sewer System History

    “As Newtown grew, it faced many challenges in controlling groundwater pollution caused by septic failures in the Borough, Sandy Hook Center, and the lakeside communities. Each area has a different underlying issue that precluded long-term reliance on conventional septic systems.

  • Water & Sewer Authority Accounting Modified

    Seeking to eliminate what he called the “cumbersome” way the town accounts for administrative work being done for the Water & Sewer Authority, Finance Director Robert Tait sought and received Board of Selectmen approval to change the way the finance office handles its salary-related reporting for budgetary purposes.

  • Water & Sewer Authority meeting

    Water & Sewer Authority meeting, 7 pm, sewage treatment plant office building, 24 Commerce Road.