Board of Supervisors Pass Resolution Opposing Sale of BCWSA

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At their meeting on Monday, August 15th, the Middletown Township Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution opposing the sale of the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority (BCWSA). 

BCWSA was established in 1962 and currently provides services to about 100,000 households in 31 municipalities in southeastern PA.

On July 13, 2022, the BCWSA Board voted to give private utility, Aqua Pennsylvania, the exclusive right to negotiate a sale of the public sewer system for an anticipated price of $1.1 billion.

Following the announcement of the offer by Aqua, the Bucks County Association of Township Officials (BCATO) issued a letter to the Bucks County Commissioners, expressing concerns over the impact of privatization, specifically regarding increased rates.

The Board of Supervisors authorized the adoption of the resolution which implores BCWSA to stop negotiations with Aqua and continue to operate independently.