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Water project wrapping up in Lower Township

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Lower Township officials have made a major announcement that the two year multi-million dollar water project in the Villas section of Lower Township is finally coming to a close.

The dirt and dust issue has lasted two years, but now there's light at the end of the tunnel.

"I'll be tickled to death to see city water come in," resident Walt Smedley said.

Smedley has lived in the Villas section of the township for twenty years, now he says he won't miss his well water.

"It's good for watering your grass, but its not suitable for your clothes or doing dishes cause you get a brown stain on all your clothes and everything with it," Smedley added.

More than 10 years ago, the idea to add municipal water to parts of Lower Township was introduced... two years ago construction began and now water will soon flow into each house.

"The project has moved smoothly. We're approximately one year ahead of schedule and we're almost one million under the anticipated budget," Exec. Director of the M.U.A. Matt Ecker said.

While most people around here are ecstatic about getting water. This project has brought along a necessary evil, potholes and constant dust, but relief is on the way!

"Were starting the paving of our current phase of construction actually next week," Ecker said.

The project's price tags is about $10 million, residents will pick up much of the tab.

"I don't like the fact that they are forcing me to pay. I'm happy with my well," Resident Dennis Esterline said.

Each resident has to pay about $1600 to connect, but, interest free payment plans are available.

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