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Chester County Press

Borough needs to study limits

02/16/2016 03:13PM ● By J. Chambless

By Uncle Irvin

With yet another bullish report by Historic Kennett Square Executive Director Mary Hutchins at the Feb. 1 Borough Council meeting, and a virtual rookie class of borough councilors, it's time to think about the borough's infrastructure.

The water and sewer system is already under stress, and pipes are bursting all too often.

With Magnolia Place, Cannery Row, and the huge apartment complex on State Street already either partially finished or in the process of getting permits, it is time for Borough Council to find out the status of the infrastructure at present. They need to know what new capacity would be needed to accommodate all the new development, not to mention that the water and sewer systems are ancient and archaic and are vulnerable to failure.

It's great that Kennett Borough is growing and prospering, but it's high time to find out what the growth limitations are.

(Uncle Irvin's column is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)