"I know that if the town does not put in excess capacity now, we will lose that opportunity in the future," said Town Supervisor Philip Barrett.
Since hookup fees would pay for the excess capacity, there's no telling exactly when the town might get its money back. The town will also seek grants from the state to help offset the cost and thus bring down hookup fees.
Barrett isn't worried about users rejecting the sewer, though.
"Based on the interest we've received I think we will have a good number of folks hooking up right away," he said. "I think it's really a fantastic project both financially and environmentally for that entire section of Rexford.""