BCWA, Poppasquash water line topics at Bristol meeting Tuesday

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Bristol Town Council will hold a special town council meeting Tuesday night, Oct. 29 to discuss the Poppasquash Road water line project, as well as financing matters of the Bristol County Water Authority.

The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall on Court Street.

BCWA has completed the first phase of the Poppasquash project, which connected water lines from Clifton and Duffield roads to Asylum Road. That increased water flow to residents of Harbor View Avenue, thus enabling the use of a fire hydrant.

However, the remaining phases of the project are currently on hold.

The discussion revolves around which entity – the Town of Bristol or the BCWA – should fund the remaining phases that would upgrade the water lines along Poppasquash. The town has already spent $400,000 for phase 1, and it's unclear as to which entity should fund the remainder of the project.

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marina.h.peterson

When a party takes out a building permit in the Town of Bristol, is there any discussion about fire protection? Are people told that they may or may not have fire protection?

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Local Bargain Jerk

-- The discussion revolves around which entity – the Town of Bristol

-- or the BCWA – should fund the remaining phases that would

-- upgrade the water lines along Poppasquash.

Since the roads on Poppasquash are closed to the public, and are considered private property by those who live there, why is it that the Poppasquash property owners are omitted from this list of possible payors?

I would like to be able to drive my car or my bicycle to the end of Poppasquash point on a sunny day. The day that I'm able to do that is the day that they can take my money -- either via taxes or my water bill -- to pay for these pipes. Until then, my dear Poppasquashians, if you want private roads, you've got private payments to make.

Leave the rest of our pocketbooks alone.

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