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Officials interested in water for State Line

PAT FRIDGEN, Echo Pilot

State Line may get a closer look soon, as Antrim Township Municipal Authority studies the feasibility of expanding the public water supply to the village. On Aug. 31 board members Michael Smith, Bob Coladonato, Dale Hostetter, Rodney Eberly and Chad Murray supported the goal of public works director Carl Rundquist to gather information on the cost of adding to the municipal water system.

Rundquist wanted to write up a proposal which would include engineer costs, a layout for infrastructure and a survey for residents to indicate their water source, either wells or cisterns.

Murray was anxious to get going.

“I feel we’re sitting stagnant,” he said. “There is a desperate need in State Line for this.”

The authority would focus first on running lines to properties using cisterns, considered a less than ideal source of water. The entire community would get connected in phases, due to the expense.

“This project is not feasible without outside money,” said Rundquist, who would look for grants.