A loan from the state to the Bethel Water Department for upgrades to the Hoyt’s Hill pump station has been approved. The result from the referendum yesterday was 91-percent in favor, 9-percent opposed. First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker says there was a 4-percent turn out. The project does not require an expenditure of Bethel taxpayer funds. It's part of a larger infrastructure upgrade which also includes replacing existing municipal wells at the Maple Avenue well field.