Morristown Utility Hosts Meeting In Chestnut Hill About Water Plans
Witt Utility District in Morristown hosted a large gathering of residents from the Chestnut Hill Community for a meeting about a plan that would provide that area with water from Witt Utility. Currently the Chestnut Hill area is not served by a water utility but depends on a series of wells for their water. That water was recently found to have high levels of e-coli and other bacteria making that water unsafe. Some people now bathe their children with bottled water. Witt Utility General Manager says the planned project would serve 4000 homes in that area. In total, he says the proposed project would be part of a $100 million infrastructure project that would add fire hydrants where there are none and provide a backup water source to nine other utilities as well. About 152 miles of pipe will have to be laid to provide water to all those homes. Tap fees would be $750 for each home.