By Jennifer Fenn-Lefferts
State Senator Jamie Eldridge of Acton was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to serve as chairman of the newly created Water Infrastructure Commission. The commission will examine ways that the state can help cities and towns finance water infrastructure needs. The chairmanship is a volunteer position. “Now, more than ever, it is important to think creatively about how the Commonwealth can help cities and towns pay for basic needs, like clean water and modern sewage treatment.” Eldridge said in announcing his appointment. The commission was created through an amendment in the state budget that was submitted by Eldridge.