by Lisa Tome
Rising Sun's new Interconnect with Chester Water Authority has both dogs and fire hydrants covered.
The new water line, with construction work scheduled to wrap up in November, will cost as much as $10 million.
Rising Sun water and sewer commissioner Allen Authenreath, Joe Mazzuca from contractor Pact One, and Kenny Page, the inspector from KCI who is minding the project on behalf of the Town, discussed the work last week.
"We're at 85-90 percent completed with the construction phase," said Authenreath. Some work that remains will be boring under Route 1. "We're hoping that will be a week. It won't impact traffic," said Page. "And we've been able to work despite the rain. It's been hot, but we're used to that in summers here."
When Rising Sun officials announced they will spend more than $10 million for a water connection to Chester Water, they simultaneously announced that they've already received a million dollar grant to help pay for it.