All sides agree the water main should be extended. Not all sides agree who should pay for it.
A contractor damaged a line at a Rt. 32 gas station in May, causing a spill that contaminated several local wells, including the nearby Comfort Inn, which had to distribute bottled water to guests. The leak was discovered by a DEC inspector who, during a routine inspection, smelled gas while using the restroom.
State officials are not sure when a leak of what is currently being called a “petroleum product” occurred.