Additional $24 million needed for Oxford sewer project

OXFORD — A pending application for nearly $24 million in federal funding will determine whether the town expands sewer system construction into residential areas.

In an application sent to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Office last week, the town is seeking $23,890,000 in funding to lay sewer pipes into rural areas.

The town has already borrowed money and designed plans to build the system for commercial and some residential users along Route 26; the $24 million sum is a combinations of loans and grants will expand lines into more rural sectors, reaching more residents…

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