UNION BRIDGE - The County Commissioners conducted a public hearing last night to discuss replacing private wells and septic systems in the Key View Estates development and surrounding homes with a community water system.
Well water contamination has been detected in some homes in Keyview Estates because of failing septic systems. The community water system proposed by the county would serve about 43 existing homes, six potential new homes, a church and Francis Scott Key High.
The 117-acre service area is between Bark Hill and Middleburg roads on the west side of Raywell Avenue.
Residents expressed concern at a September public information meeting about homeowners' costs for connecting to the proposed system. The estimated annual charges for households using the system range from $140 to $180.