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Village of Webster to make water change

Webster, N.Y. Websters Village board voted to transfer the village off its own water system and onto the Monroe County Water Authoritys system Thursday evening.

The vote passed 4-1.

The contract with MCWA is for 40 years.

Residents will pay a slightly higher rate ($2.57 per $1,000 instead of current rate of $2.47 per $1,000).

The water will also be three times softer than current village water.

Websters village water system has operated at an annual loss to the point where the village loaned $300,000 to the water system in recent years. The switch also avoids the cost of a $1 million upgrade to tanks and $1.9 million upgrade to a large water main on Main Street - both of which are capital projects that the village would have to bond for 30 years in order to pay for.

Webster is the last municipality in Monroe County that operates its own water system.

 
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