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Virtual town hall to denounce the privatization of the Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority’s sewer system

Municipal officials, residents, and union leaders will provide information about the proposed sewer system sale, the largest transaction of its kind in U.S. history

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At 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, Neighbors Opposing Privatization Efforts (NOPE) will host a town hall meeting about the sale of the Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority sewer system.

In July, the BCWSA announced an exclusivity agreement to finalize the sale of the sewer system to Aqua Pennsylvania, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities. The sale would be the largest sewer privatization in U.S. history.

The BCWSA and Aqua held two corporate expos in late July with little notice and little opportunity for the public to ask questions or provide comments. The NOPE Town Hall will provide an overview of the sewer sale, an analysis of its financial impact on residents and local businesses, and an opportunity for the public to engage.

​​Register for the meeting here: https://wcupa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsce-vrzIiGNJKUkkP6XYwKptccV1CK-g4

Speakers to Include:

  • Anthony Bellitto, the executive director of the North Penn Water Authority and past president of the PA Municipal Authorities Association
  • David McMahon, Neighbors Opposing Privatization Efforts
  • Kofi Osei, Neighbors Opposing Privatization Efforts
  • Bill Ferguson, Keep Water Affordable
Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority, Aqua Pennsylvania

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