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Residents Approve Borrowing Plan to Improve Harrington's Water System

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HARRINGTON, Del. - Voters in the city of Harrington have decided to approve the city's government to borrow roughly $4 million to pay for improvements in its aging water system, without the use of tax or utility rate hikes.

The city is planning on installing larger water mains underneath U.S. Route 13, Clark Street, and Liberty Street, constructing a new water tower, and creating another well. The two proposed sources of borrowing to pay for the improvements are a $1.86 million construction loan from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and federal funding that includes a $2.1 million loan from the United States Department of Agriculture.

A referendum on both options was held Tuesday. With a vote of 90 to 11, residents voted to approve the loan from DNREC, which would be forgiven at the end of the project. With a vote of 90 to 10, residents also voted to approve the loan from the USDA.
 

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