It will still cost multiple millions of dollars, but Jefferson County is planning to save about $331,000 a year by sharing its emergency radio system with other nearby counties.



The Watertown Daily Times reports officials have outlined a plan to consolidate a portion of the system and have sent that on to the state for approval.

The radio network is set to “go online” in 2019 and it will have a total price tag of $20 million to complete, but a grant worth $6 million will go toward that cost.