Report Highlights PGW's Problems

Publication: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Author: Harold Brubaker

10/22/2008 - Philadelphia Gas Works is no longer in crisis mode, but decisive action is needed to prevent the city-owned utility from ending up on life support, according to a new report from the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia.

"If this report has highlighted anything, it is that the status quo is no longer an option and that the city's only alternative is to pursue significant reforms of PGW while it still can," the 76-page report issued yesterday concluded.

The report, paid for by the William Penn Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, highlighted underlying problems that threaten the long-term viability of PGW, which has 1,735 employees and serves 505,000 accounts.

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