Protecting Public Water Authorities

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, April 20 – The House Majority Policy Committee hosted a tour and roundtable to discuss how Pennsylvania residents are negatively impacted when public water authorities are sold to for-profit companies, including rate hikes with little to no service improvements. The committee discussed the potential sale and fallout for residents from legal proceedings regarding the sale of Chester Water Authority, including its holding of about 2,000 acres of land. 

  • Hosts: Rep. Carol Kazeem (D-Delaware)
  • Testifiers:
    • Stephen McBryde- Director ofPlant Operations, Chester Water Authority
    • Dave Krupiak- Executive Manager, Chester Water Authority
    • Catherine Miller- Executive Director, Save Chester Water Authority
    • Jennie Shade- Director of Government Relations, Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association
    • Mike Greek- Employee, Chester Water Authority
    • Will Jones- Ratepayer, Chester City Resident
    • Bill Ferguson- Ratepayer, New Garden Township Resident
    • Riley Ross III- Civil Rights Attorney

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