Legislation would grow the economy and provide new water resources for Stow
BOSTON– Legislation that would help establish a new public water supply in the town of Stow sponsored by Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representative Kate Hogan (D-Stow) was signed into law by Governor Patrick.
H.3935, An Act Relative to a Certain Parcel of Land in the town of Stow and H.3474, An Act Relative to a Certain Parcel of Land in the town of Stow will grant the authorization of two .74-acre parcels of conservation land to the town of Stow to construct and install structures, transmission lines and systems and facilities in the Lower Village for the purpose of operating a public water supply on conservation land. Both pieces of legislation were filed because there is no viable water supply for business in the Lower Village to continue to expand.
“Water is a precious resource that is crucial for the expansion of the local economy,” said Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton). “This measure will encourage economic development, provide safe and clean water resources for business owners and will allow businesses to expand their operations.”
“Finding ways to bring water to Stow’s Lower Village is essential to our community and economic development,” said Representative Kate Hogan. “I am pleased that Senator Eldridge and I were able to work with the Stow Planning Board and Conservation Commission to pass legislation that allows for construction of a public water supply. These “home rule” bills are a shot in the arm to our business district and a terrific investment in Stow’s future.”