A tax watchdog group in Bethel is holding a meeting tonight about the potential sale of Bethel Water Company to Aquarion. Bethel Action Committee Founder Billy Michael says they haven't taken a position on the sale yet, but about the process so far.
First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker has said the sale is necessary because of the aging infrastructure and the ongoing battle with Danbury to build a water storage tank on town-owned land within the city limits. Danbury land use officials have blocked the proposal because the tank would be in the scenic Long Ridge Road area.
Knickerbocker is supporting the $7.2 million sale of the system because otherwise, he says it would cost $6-million to improve the infrastructure.
Michael says they invited people who think the water system is a liability and those who think it's an asset.
An official from Aquarion will be at the meeting hosted by the BAC tonight at 7pm at town hall.