OLD LYME, Conn. (WTNH) — Voters have approved a controversial sewer project in South View Beach.

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Voters in Old Lyme approved a project to add homes in the Sound View Beach area to the town sewer system. Sound View area homes currently have septic tanks. The approved project is expected to cost $5 million.

State environmental officials say they ordered the move as a solution to groundwater pollution occurring in the area.

Home-owners in Sound View beach will pay about $31,000 to be hooked up to the system. They will be able to finance the cost over 20 years.