NORWALK — The city will hold three public meetings on a plan to sell $2.5 million in bonds to begin upgrading the municipal water system, which serves 14% of the city.
Monthly water bills, which average $25 for 3,600 customers, would be increased by an average of $8.23 next July to pay off the bonds.
Bond money would be used to acquire land and design a 2.5-million-gallon reservoir, install transmission and distribution pipelines, drill a new well and build a pumping station.
According to the city, the water system needs improvement because of deteriorating wells, low water pressure, undersized water mains and inadequate storage facilities. The City Council has the authority to issue bonds for the work, which would be the first phase of a 20-year program to improve the water system.