The Town of Milton was unable to convince residents to vote in favor of a $3.45-million referendum to improve the local water system.
Voters rejected the proposal 260-124 Saturday. Milton sought approval to build a new water tower, a new treatment facility and to make other improvements to increase the local water capacity, in response to growing demand. Officials estimated the improvements would add six-to-twelve dollars per quarter to an average customer’s water bill. According to The Cape Gazette, Milton’s mayor is proposing to survey residents about the reasoning behind their vote.