#NewtownPA Supervisors Approve Letter Opposing Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority (BCWSA) Sewer Sale | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

[Image: Warren Gormley, Authority Manager at Newtown Bucks County Joint Municipal Authority, addresses NT Board of Supervisors on August 10, 2022.]


Warren Gormley tells supervisors: "It's just not a good thing for the rate payers...it will increase rates dramatically." View the video of his remarks.


The letter states, in part: 


This correspondence is being sent on behalf of the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors.


As elected Township officials, we share the common goal of providing valued and cost-effective services to our constituents.  


BCWSA has recently announced that it is considering an offer from Aqua America to purchase its assets for $1.1 billion dollars. Aqua has a history of increasing its sewer rates substantially.


The Board of Supervisors believes it is inadvisable for BCWSA to sell its assets to Aqua. As former Township officials yourselves, we are certain you are cognizant of the uncertainty such a potential sale causes ratepayers, particularly in this time of high inflation. 


We respectfully solicit the County Commissioners to take any and all reasonable steps to compel BCWSA to abandon its negotiations with Aqua and for BCWSA to continue operating as an independent, non-profit agency, as intended when it was created in 1962 by the Bucks County Commissioners.


Read the entire letter...