In response to a recent meeting regarding the contamination of well water in the Mizer Addition (east of Newcomerstown), the Newcomerstown Water Department would like to publish the cost for a household to be connected to the village's water system.

In order to place a 3/4-inch service line along East State Road, there is a $1,000 access fee. These rates were approved by the Newcomerstown Board of Public Affairs on Dec. 9, 2014.

For anyone not living along East State Road, a majority of residents in the area would need to be in agreement for village water service before lines would be installed.

For information, contact the Newcomerstown Water Department at 740-498-7330.