WEST CHESTER (November 21) – State Senator Andy Dinniman reminded residents of New Garden Township and the surrounding area that they have until Monday, December 1 to submit public comment to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) on Artesian Water’s application to expand service to an additional portion of the township.

Public comment to the PUC must be mailed by December 1 and should include Docket Number A-2014-2451241. Letters should be sent to the following mailing address:

Secretary

PA Public Utility Commission

P.O. Box 3265

Harrisburg, PA 17105-3265

Artesian Water recently filed an application to expand its public water service to several properties owned by the Wilkinson family on Buttonwood, Broad Run and Newark Roads in Landenberg, as well as nine properties set for development by Charles Wilkinson.

Drop Falling into Water“I have heard from numerous residents, as well as those in agricultural and industrial businesses who are extremely concerned about the well’s potential impact on their water supply,” Dinniman said. “If you live in New Garden or the surrounding area, I encourage you to make your voice heard on this issue by contacting the PUC. I also urge you to come out to the New Garden Township meeting on Monday, December 1.”

Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection granted Artesian the legal right to drill at the site of its well located at Broad Run and Newark Roads in Landenberg – property it purchased from the Wilkinson family several years ago. In the spring, Artesian conducted a 72-hour aquifer test at the well site, extracting more than 600,000 gallons of water from the well at a rate of 200 gallons per minute, to determine its capacity.

Artesian representatives will share the results of that test at a meeting before the New Garden Township Board of Supervisors set for Monday, December 1 at 7 p.m. at the Avondale Fire Company.

“It is disappointing that Artesian won’t come before the people until after the public comment period is over. I plan to petition the PUC to extend the public comment period, so that everyone potentially affected has an opportunity to weigh in on this important issue,” Dinniman said.

Dinniman also said he continues to work closely with local residents concerned about the possibility of Artesian piping water from the well across the state line to Delaware and its potential impact on their water supply.

“Artesian Water serves 80,000 customers in Delaware, a significant portion of them in New Castle County, which borders Chester County. The proposed expansion area in New Garden Township goes right up to the state line,” Dinniman said. “Our residents have a right to be concerned about the possibility of local water being piped out of state and we have a right to get straight answers from Artesian. After all, this is a company that stands to make a significant sum of money from a natural resource that we all rely on.”

 

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