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Selbyville Voters Approve Loan for Water Treatment

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SELBYVILLE, Del. (AP) - Voters in Selbyville have voted to allow the town to accept $2.5 million to build a facility to treat water contamination.

The News Journal reports the funding will come from a loan offered by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. Selbyville officials sought help treating the contaminant methyl tertiary butyl ether, which is also referred to as MTBE.

Selbyville has been facing trouble with contaminated drinking water for three years. It built two new wells, but one is now contaminated with MTBE. The new treatment facility will use aeration towers to remove contaminants.

Any loan to the town larger than $500,000 requires voter approval. Under the loan's terms, Selbyville will pay no interest, and there is 100 percent forgiveness of the principal if the money is spent as promised.


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