(Issued by press release)
Rep. Christopher Lyddy (D-Newtown) announced that the State Bond Commission has approved funding for infrastructure improvements to state property in Newtown.
At its meeting last week, the commission voted to approve spending $30,000 for designing an asbestos containment system for powerhouse/tunnels in the Fairfield Hills section of Newtown.
“This project needed funding and I’m very happy to see that the State Bond Commission saw fit to act accordingly,” Rep. Lyddy said.
The state Department of Public Works is planning to install a containment system to mitigate potential discharge of asbestos-containing debris via subsurface utility tunnel drainage at the Fairfield Hills Power House Facility. The bond money will be used to design the infiltration system including the preparation of plans and specifications as well as provide for the estimated construction costs.