NEW Podcast Episode Explores Benefits of Private Water Companies

The PA Chamber’s All Business Podcast series interviews entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives as we take a closer look at the passion, vision, and unique talents that keep Pennsylvania businesses on the path to success in today’s economy.

On the latest episode of the All Business Podcast, PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein is joined by Justin Ladner of PA American Water and Jeff Plewes of Charles River Associates to discuss the pressing issues surrounding Pennsylvania’s water infrastructure.

In this episode, we learn about a recent study that sheds new light on how private and consolidated water and wastewater companies are delivering significant economic and environmental benefits to communities throughout the Commonwealth while outperforming other systems in ensuring high water quality standards for their customers.

Our guests delve into the findings of this study, outlining the potential for private and consolidated companies to address the challenges facing Pennsylvania’s water systems. Through their expertise, Ladner and Plewes provide valuable insights into how these companies can offer innovative solutions to tackle issues such as outdated pipes, lead contamination, and deferred maintenance to deliver clean, reliable water to communities across the state.

You can stream this episode here.

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