(Holyoke, MA) — Holyoke ratepayers could soon be footing the bill for a three-million-dollar water disinfection plant. The plant would use ultraviolet light instead of chlorine. The Holyoke Water Works says it’s necessary because of a federal mandate from the EPA. Holyoke already has exceptionally pure water from two carefully-managed reservoirs. The appropriation must be approved by the City Council.
A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.
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