Central Water in Chester

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The Municipality of Chester is working with the Village of Chester Commission to investigate the potential for installing a central water system for the Village of Chester.

Data collection, growth analysis and community buy-in are critical to the decision. Both the Municipality and the Commission have invested significant funds in collecting data on existing conditions and examining the socio-economic factors related to a central water system for Chester.

On this site, you will find past documents, answers to frequently asked questions, important dates, and hopefully all of the facts you need to become informed about this issue. Please browse through, and we encourage you to register so you can comment and ask questions.


The Municipality of Chester is working with the Village of Chester Commission to investigate the potential for installing a central water system for the Village of Chester.

Data collection, growth analysis and community buy-in are critical to the decision. Both the Municipality and the Commission have invested significant funds in collecting data on existing conditions and examining the socio-economic factors related to a central water system for Chester.

On this site, you will find past documents, answers to frequently asked questions, important dates, and hopefully all of the facts you need to become informed about this issue. Please browse through, and we encourage you to register so you can comment and ask questions.

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    almost 2 years ago

    "We...reside in Chester for about 1-2 months in the year and rent out the property when not in residence. There are two very important factors which have not been addressed at your Q and A session which I have just perused.

    1] The properties that do NOT have a well and water supply were FULLY aware of this when purchasing and there is no doubt the lack of well water was reflected in the asking price for that property at the time ...basically those that had well water paid more and those that did not have well water paid less... Continue reading

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    Buy them out

    by Danny, almost 2 years ago

     Save us 47,000,000.00 and buy out the few people in the village who have a water problem. I have a few dug wells inside the area and family members who have dug wells and they are great as long as they have some regular care. There are locals who clean wells for a living and the cost would likely be 10% of what an individual would be charged if forced into a central supply.  Plus our current water does not smell like chlorine which would be the case if some people have their way. 

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