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Wilton homeowners seek Saratoga Springs water

That construction was not what the state Department of Health signed off on, Roberts said.

The suit alleges that despite negative testing results, construction of the wells continued.

Homeowner Ben Rhodes, who attended the Tuesday meeting, said that thousands of dollars in upgrades to his water system and attempts to drill new wells have left him with only one gallon per minute to show for it. It has not been enough for showering, washing and maintaining a lawn the past seven years, he said.

"We buy bottled water for cooking. We have spent thousands of dollars in attempts to establish a lawn. We've spent thousands of dollars in attempts to find water on our lot. We've even decided to not have children at this time because our home can barely support our water usage," said Rhodes.

Not having adequate water has affected the value of homes in Highland Hills and the homeowners' quality of life, he said.

"We heard their concerns. If we can work with them, we will. We have to see what it entails for us," said Saratoga Springs Public Works Commissioner Anthony Scirocco.

The amount of water the development is asking for is really nothing, said Sirocco, adding that it is a matter of working with the town of Wilton.

"I feel sorry for them," Scirocco said of the residents.

Scirocco said city officials will have to sit down and speak with Wilton officials to see what can be done and how.""

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