Former Pennsylvania Utility Commissioner: Anti-private water activists “ignore 200+ years of operational expertise.”
In a new piece on Broad + Liberty, Norman Kennard, a former Pennsylvania Public Utility Commissioner (PUC), provides context that is sorely missing from the claims made by activists who oppose solutions offered by America’s water companies.
Looking specifically at the Keystone State, Kennard examines how the state’s regulatory environment has allowed communities greater access to the operational expertise offered by water company professionals, thereby benefiting Pennsylvanians who get upgraded water infrastructure and safer water. McKeesport, New Garden Township, Exeter Township, East Norriton, and Limerick are all cited as examples of communities that have benefited from Pennsylvania’s utility valuation reform, called Act 12.
“On top of gaining operational expertise and getting out of the complex and liability-heavy business of running these systems, the benefits are clearly visible in the form of a safer and more reliable service that includes long-term infrastructure investment planning and robust customer affordability programs.”
You can read Kennard’s full piece here: https://broadandliberty.com/2023/07/07/norman-kennard-communities-across-pennsylvania-benefit-from-water-company-expertise/