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Pa. board approves new water line in Dimock
|The board of a Pennsylvania state water and sewer project financing agency is offering nearly $12 million to extend municipal water service to residents in the midst of heavy Marcellus Shale gas drilling.|
The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority board voted Tuesday to approve the application by the Pennsylvania American Water Co.
The state Department of Environmental Protection backs the step and is planning to sue a Houston-based drilling company to recoup the cost.
State officials say Cabot Oil & Gas' operations in Susquehanna County contaminated the water wells of 14 households in Dimock and Bridgewater with methane gas. Cabot denies it's responsible for the polluted water wells and opposes the project.
Residents are to be connected to the water system of Montrose, a town about six miles away.
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