The state Department of Public Health now considers a Consent Order against the Town of Bethel closed. Bethel entered into an agreement with the agency in July 2016 to correct water system deficiencies. The town has now completed all of the requirements outlined in the consent order. Among the issues was excessive amounts of trihalomethane in the Chestnut Ridge Reservoir. The disinfection byproducts was found in some monitoring over two years.
New wells on Maple Avenue mean the reservoir is basically a back-up source. Trihalomethane levels have stayed within legal limits since the town was put under the consent order.
Other work included an upgrade to the Hoyts Hill pump station and construction of the 750,000-gallon Eureka Lake water tank in Danbury.