The Bethel Board of Selectmen voted at their meeting this week to take on two water improvement projects, which still need Board of Finance approval. Residents would then get a chance to vote on the work at a Special Town Meeting scheduled for the 27th.
One project would upgrade the Briar Cliff pump station and extend the water main to Long Meadow Lane. The other project would replace old water mains on six roads. The work is estimated at $863,000 and $978,000, respectively. Bethel water customers, not taxpayers, will repay loans from the state Department of Health for the work.
The roads impacted by the second project are Second Lane, Melillo Avenue, Whitlock Avenue, Tremont Avenue, Pleasant Rise, and Farnham Hill.