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CWA Meeting – May 22nd
One year ago this month, the Chester Water Authority Board voted unanimously to decline the proposal of the Aqua America, a for profit water company, to buy CWA’s assets and customers. The CWA Board recently agreed to participate in discussions with the Chester City government to discuss ways to assist the City financially without selling CWA’s customers and assets.
The Act 47 coordinators (Econsult Solutions, Inc.) who were appointed in 1995 by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) to oversee the finances of the City of Chester have been very critical of the City for engaging in this dialogue with CWA and have recommended in a recent report that the City try to force a sale of CWA’s customers and assets to a for profit company. Attached you will find a copy of the Act 47 Coordinators report and also a copy of CWA’s comments responding to their report.
There is a public meeting scheduled for Tuesday May 22, 2018 at 7:00PM at Chester City Hall for Econsult to present their report. The stated purpose of this public meeting is to receive public comments on their report.