Wednesday, September 7, 2016

South Shore Chamber: Water, sewer service, roads crucial for region's future

Lane Lambert
The Patriot Ledger

A new South Shore Chamber of Commerce report outlines hundreds of millions of dollars in highway improvements, as part of long-range plans to spur development and attract more workers and families to the region.

But the Chamber’s president and CEO Peter Forman says a less-noticed issue could be equally crucial for growth in the coming decades – water and sewer service.

“A lot of people assume transportation is the biggest obstacle to growth,” Forman told The Patriot Ledger. “But it may turn out that water and sewer access to areas ripe for development could be a bigger obstacle.”

He made those comments as the chamber publicized a follow-up to “South Shore 2030 – Choosing Our Future,” an overall look at the region’s challenges that Market Street Services of Atlanta prepared in 2015 and presented to the Chamber in January of this year.

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