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Bucks Commissioners To Authority: End Sewer Sale Talks With Aqua

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Bucks County Commissioners Bob Harvie and Diane Ellis Marseglia are asking the Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority to end consideration of a proposed sale of its sewer conveyance system to Aqua, Inc.

 

Marseglia said after carefully reviewing all the information available regarding the sale, "I cannot recommend that the BCWSA continue to entertain Aqua, Inc.’s proposal.

 

"While the financial aspect of this deal is a reasonable alternative given the expensive infrastructure work ahead, what we heard from the public was clear, nonpartisan, and near-universal: do not sell off the publicly-run BCWSA sewer system to a private entity... Fear of ballooning rates, as evidenced by similar takeovers around the country, and loss of a well-managed, highly-regarded public utility topped the feedback I have received," said Marseglia.

 

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