New law will help secure clean drinking water for Chester

The City of Chester is now one step closer to securing access to a new source of clean water after State Senator Terri Bryant’s legislation, Senate Bill 950, was signed into law by the governor on Dec. 8.

“Safe access to clean drinking water is an essential necessity that every resident within our state deserves,” said Bryant. “Unfortunately, the current source of Chester’s drinking water is in danger running out sometime in the future.”

Senate Bill 950 authorizes the director of corrections to execute and deliver to the City of Chester, for $1, specified property, subject to certain conditions. The City of Chester intends to use the newly acquired land to dig a new drinking water well for its residents.

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