Michael Klein, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Utility, Environmental & Energy Practice Group, discusses the aspects and benefits of a long-term bulk water supply and connection agreement recently ratified by the Town of Rising Sun, Maryland, and the Chester Water Authority, a Pennsylvania-based municipal water authority. Michael served as lead negotiator for the Town. Rising Sun and the nearby area, dependent on multiple wells, have been water challenged to the point that the Town currently operates under a moratorium on new connections to its water system. This has been detrimental to the economic growth of the Town and the nearby area. The new agreement will result in the construction of a 7-mile long water transmission line that will connect the Chester Water Authority’s system in Pennsylvania and the Rising Sun System at the Pennsylvania-Maryland state line. The initial term of the agreement is 30 years and will provide the Town with up to a peak of 1.8 million gallons per day. This will enable the Town to lift the moratorium and welcome new development.
For more information, click here.