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Towns discuss shared water district

Elba, N.Y. -- Four Genesee County towns could share a new public water system, following several years of concerns about contaminated water.

Residents gathered Thursday night to discuss a proposed water district that would serve about 300 homes in the towns of Batavia, Elba, Oakfield and Stafford.

Officials said it would cost a little more than $6 million. Four local dairy farmers have offered to pay a combined $1 million, leaving taxpayers to pay $996 per household every year until the system is paid off.

The project would need approval from at least three of the four town boards and would take about a year-and-a-half to build.

Oakfield Town Councilman Tim Kabel said the system would be worth the cost.

I dont think its bad at all, he said. I think its very reasonable if you consider all the costs you can eliminate -- softeners or water or salt for the softeners, maintaining your well, replacing fixtures and hot-water heaters and things like that.

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Washington Times