WESTBORO – The Water Infrastructure Finance Commission will hold a series of hearings across the state, including one tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Forbes Municipal Building in Westboro. Local officials, water department and water district officials, groups interested in water policy, environmental and consumer protection groups, professionals in the fields of water supply engineering and pricing, and other interested members of the public are invited to attend and give testimony.
The commission is working to prevent water infrastructure problems by developing a comprehensive, long-range water infrastructure finance plan for the state and its municipalities.
“Clean water, delivered by a strong and reliable water infrastructure system, is essential for fostering ongoing economic development in the commonwealth,” state Sen. James B. Eldridge, D-Acton, said in a news release. Mr. Eldridge is chairman of the commission.
“Many companies rely on water to do their business… The work of the WIFC will help ensure we have the reliable infrastructure we need to support economic growth and job creation, as well as protecting the quality of water and streams,” Mr. Eldridge said.