Some in Hanover Fret Over Open Space on Eve of Water Works Vote
By Susan J. Boutwell
Valley News Staff Writer
HANOVER – Residents say they don’t know enough about a plan that would have the town take over the private, $20 million Hanover Water Works Co., a proposal that goes before Town Meeting voters on Tuesday.
Some say the lack of information available on the proposed municipalization of the drinking water system has persuaded them to vote against the plan.
However, supporters say there’s plenty of time to develop the details, which would have to be drawn up before a second town vote – tentatively set for fall – could seal the deal.
“There is simply not enough here to say yes to,” said resident Robin Carpenter.
But resident Jim Hornig disagreed. He said he’s confident details will be forthcoming.
“I guess I have some faith in the process,” Hornig said.
And it’s not just residents taking sides.
The town’s Conservation Commission is withholding support for the proposal while the private, nonprofit Hanover Conservation Council supports it.