Block Island Times

Water Company hopes to turn to taxpayers for project

Members of the Water Commission hope that town residents will offer some financial support for a water main replacement project they say is of vital importance to the entire island.
The High Street/Payne Road water main replacement project is one of the most expensive the department has undertaken. It is expected to cost $2.25 million, according to Water Company Supt. John Breunig. While Breunig hopes to secure federal grant and loan monies that could cover up to 55 percent of the cost, Water Commission Chair Brad Marthens had hoped to socialize up to 25 percent

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