HARRISBURG – House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) called on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review a recent Commonwealth Court decision on the future of Chester Water Authority (CWA). The case, Chester Water Authority v. Aqua Pennsylvania Inc., dealt a blow to the continued independence of the water authority.

“The Commonwealth Court’s ruling undermines the board’s rightful position to continue to recognize the best interest of its customers and sets a dangerous precedent for all water consumers in the Commonwealth” Cutler said.

Last Friday, Cutler and Lawrence filed an Amici Curiae, or Friend of the Court brief, asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review the case.

CWA owns and operates the Octoraro Reservoir, and water pipelines connecting the reservoir with the Susquehanna River and facilities in the city of Chester.