Milton, Delaware water system referendum defeated at the polls

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.

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