Albion town creates water district for small section of Moore Street, Butts Road

File photo: This photo shows Butts Road near the Moore Street intersection in Albion.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 June 2024 at 12:29 pm

ALBION – The Town Board has formed Water District 10 to serve a small section of Butts Road and Moore Street.

The entire cost of about $70,000 for the waterline and other materials will be paid from some of the town’s American Rescue Plans Act funds. There won’t be any debt service for the new district that will serve seven parcels of land, which currently includes four houses. The waterline will increase the chances the vacant land would be developed in the future.

The town highway department will install the water district, with construction expected to take about two weeks and hopefully be done in July, said Michael Neidert, the town highway superintendent.

The district will be about 1,000 feet long with the pipe going on Moore Street from near the village line going east to Butts Road, and then a small section of Butts Road. Neidert said the project will also include valves, hydrants, a meter pit and service connections.

The town will tie into the new waterline near the former Braley Street, now Riley Place on Moore Street.

Town Supervisor Richard Remley said the waterline will help residents where wells are often low in quantity and some of the water is of poor quality.

Although there is no debt service for the district, the water bills are expected to average about $277.50 annually. There also is a hook-up fee for the water meter that cost $478.55, and the cost of running a line from their house to the curb.