OLD ORCHARD BEACH — On Tuesday, voters in Old Orchard Beach approved by a margin of 2,513 to 1,436 a $1 million bond that will cover the majority of the cost for a new administration building at the town’s wastewater treatment facility.

The town’s wastewater treatment facility, located at 24 Manor St., processes wastewater from buildings hooked up to the town’s sewer system.

Town officials proposed the construction of a new administration on the wastewater treatment property that would cost about $1.35 million. About $350,000 for the project will come from the town’s sewer reserve fund, and now that the town has approval from voters, the town can go out to bond for the remaining $1 million.

The current wastewater administration office is in a multi-use building on the wastewater facility site that town officials say was not built to house administration. The building is cramped and has asbestos and code violations, say town officials. In addition to office space, the building contains a pump station and bulk chlorine storage, and also houses wiring connecting the control system.

The new proposed wastewater administration building is projected to be about 3,300 square feet and house offices, break room, conference room, control room, utility room and laboratory space.

— Staff Writer Liz Gotthelf can be contacted at 780-9015 or [email protected]

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