Review financed by anti-casino group questions Foxwoods assurances on water usage

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Consultants hired by a coalition of local officials opposed to the proposed Foxwoods Resort casino in Milford have concluded that the developer’s own consultants did not use industry standards when assessing water usage at the site, resulting in faulty assumptions.

Foxwoods consultants have indicated that the casino would not create a problem with water usage in the town and that proposed mitigation measures would actually increase the amount of water available.

But the review by consultants for the MetroWest Anti-Casino Coalition questions those assurances.

The coalition, made up of selectmen from Hopkinton, Holliston, Medway and Ashland, commissioned the review in its ongoing effort to build a case against the proposed $1 billion casino planned for 187 acres along Route 16 and Interstate 495 at the Milford border with Holliston.

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