Elected Official Updates

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Members of the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives

To the Honorable Members of the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives that represent ratepayers in the Chester Water Authority service area

Because of the rapid developments that will occur concerning the Chester Water Authority and the effect the developments will have on many of your constituents, CWA will provide you with updates on the situation involving the CWA as the developments occur. Please feel free to inform your constituents as you wish.

On Monday, April 13th Governor Wolf declared a Declaration of Fiscal Emergency in the City of Chester (“Declaration”) (see attachment 1). The “Concise Statement of Facts” referenced in the Declaration was not attached to the copy of the Declaration that CWA received. CWA has since obtained the Statement and will be forwarding it to you as soon as our review is complete. The City of Chester is now under the practical control of Dennis M. Davin, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (“DCED”). It seems clear that the DCED goal is to sell the CWA to a for-profit investor-owned utility with disastrous consequences for all CWA ratepayers.

The last contact that CWA had with the City of Chester was the Saturday, April 11th submission of the attached letter from the CWA Board Chair to the Mayor of the City of Chester (see attachment 2). No response has been received from the City. The response CWA received was the Governor’s Declaration.

Further updates to follow.

Any questions or comments should be directed to Francis J. Catania, Solicitor, Chester Water Authority.

During the pandemic, it is best to communicate with CWA via email, info@chesterwater.com.

Elected Officials in Townships and Boroughs

To the Elected Officials in the Townships and Boroughs that represent ratepayers in the Chester Water Authority service area

Because of the rapid developments that will occur concerning the Chester Water Authority and the effect the developments will have on many of your constituents, CWA will provide you with updates on the situation involving the CWA as the developments occur. Please distribute this to all of your elected officials. Please feel free to inform your constituents as you wish.

On Monday, April 13th Governor Wolf declared a Declaration of Fiscal Emergency in the City of Chester (“Declaration”) (see attachment 1). The “Concise Statement of Facts” referenced in the Declaration was not attached to the copy of the Declaration that CWA received. CWA has since obtained the Statement and will be forwarding it to you as soon as our review is complete. The City of Chester is now under the practical control of Dennis M. Davin, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (“DCED”). It seems clear that the DCED goal is to sell the CWA to a for-profit investor-owned utility with disastrous consequences for all CWA ratepayers.

The last contact that CWA had with the City of Chester was the Saturday, April 11th submission of the attached letter from the CWA Board Chair to the Mayor of the City of Chester (see attachment 2). No response has been received from the City. The response CWA received was the Governor’s Declaration.

Further updates to follow.

Any questions or comments should be directed to Francis J. Catania, Solicitor, Chester Water Authority.

During the pandemic, it is best to communicate with CWA via email, info@chesterwater.com

Honorable Council of Delaware County and Commissioners in Chester County

To the Honorable Council of Delaware County and Commissioners in Chester County because you represent ratepayers in the Chester Water Authority service area

Because of the rapid developments that will occur concerning the Chester Water Authority and the effect the developments will have on many of your constituents, CWA will provide you with updates on the situation involving the CWA as the developments occur. Please distribute this to all of your elected officials. Please feel free to inform your constituents as you wish.

On Monday, April 13th Governor Wolf declared a Declaration of Fiscal Emergency in the City of Chester (“Declaration”) (see attachment 1). The “Concise Statement of Facts” referenced in the Declaration was not attached to the copy of the Declaration that CWA received. CWA has since obtained the Statement and will be forwarding it to you as soon as our review is complete. The City of Chester is now under the practical control of Dennis M. Davin, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (“DCED”). It seems clear that the DCED goal is to sell the CWA to a for-profit investor-owned utility with disastrous consequences for all CWA ratepayers.

The last contact that CWA had with the City of Chester was the Saturday, April 11th submission of the attached letter from the CWA Board Chair to the Mayor of the City of Chester (see attachment 2). No response has been received from the City. The response CWA received was the Governor’s Declaration.

Further updates to follow.

Any questions or comments should be directed to Francis J. Catania, Solicitor, Chester Water Authority.

During the pandemic, it is best to communicate with CWA via email, info@chesterwater.com

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