We’ve been working with DPW and Engineering using our build-out scenarios. They feel confident that our current water and sewer systems would be able to handle those proposed increases for the foreseeable future. Additional investment and upgrades would be dependent upon the location and pace of any future construction.
There is no correlation between construction and increased school enrollment. That statement is supported by data analysis by MAPC.
Overall enrollment in Reading has been trending downward over the last decade and the State projects that enrollment will continue to follow this pattern. We defer any specific questions about enrollment to the School Committee and Superintendent.