Sewer line from Winsted to Barkhamsted completed

Barkhamsted town seal
Barkhamsted town seal

BARKHAMSTED and WINSTED — After almost 19 years of planning and work, the installation of sewer lines from Winsted to Barkhamsted was completed on April 23.
Barkhamsted’s interlocal agreement to enable sewer lines from Winsted was first signed over 19 years ago and expired three years ago, but was renewed before construction finally started last November.
The project was paid for by John Senese, owner of Mallory Brook Plaza and President of Calco Construction in Farmington.
According to an email by First Selectman Don Stein, Mallory Brook Plaza and Lombard Ford will be the first users of the sewer line.
The line is also available to homeowners along Old New Hartford Road in both towns.
“It is also sized for the planned construction of 20-30 affordable housing apartments on the farm behind the plaza by the private, nonprofit Barkhamsted Housing Trust,” Stein wrote in an email to The Winsted Phoenix. “This development is in the very early stages of planning activity but will be able to take advantage of the sewers, along with the public water, when it is brought into Barkhamsted from the Winsted Town Line along Old New Hartford Road. The town did not pay for any of the construction expenses. This project typifies how small towns work together for the betterment of both communities.”

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