Battle brewing on Derby water tank, neighbors’ lawyer threatens to sue if approved

The proposed million-gallon water storage tank to be built on 2.2 acres near Derby’s high school/middle school complex on Chatfield Street could head to Superior Court if approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission. But on Tuesday night, Gregory Cava, a Roxbury lawyer representing a family who owns 116 Chatfield Street, challenged the proposal, claiming it violates state and Derby zoning laws. He threatened to sue if the proposal were approved. The tank, which would begin construction in June if approved, would serve about 13,000 customers in west Derby, Ansonia and Seymour.

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