Town of Ballston Soundly Rejects Controversial Sewer Project

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Ballston Spa Sewer Vote

A $15 million sewer project in the town of Ballston has been overwhelmingly defeated, and it looks like as many as 70% of the town's voters turned out to have their say on the controversial project.

Opponents say they were against the project for a number of reasons. 

But, first and foremost, it would have been paid for mostly by residents who live on any one of 20 roads, and the cost would have been very high, ranging from $3,500 to $10,000 for connection fees, and then about $930 a year in sewer fees, plus the cost of filling in septic tanks.

The vote was 419 to 108. 

Some voters were concerned about how any new sewer line would affect commercial development in the area.

Photo: WNYT

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