Falls Township joined the long list of Bucks County municipalities that oppose the sale of the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority assets to Aqua Pennsylvania.
The board unanimously approved a resolution echoing the sentiment of countless municipalities, as well as the Bucks County Commissioners, regarding its opposition to the potential sewer asset sale to the private utility provider. Earlier this month, the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority had said the $1.1 billion sale to Aqua was off the table.
Calling it “unconscionable” the resolution noted that privatizing the sewer system would result in “long term financial impacts that major increases in sewer rates will have on the residents and businesses being served.”
Other municipalities that sold their sewer assets to Aqua saw significantly higher sewer rates, including an 82 percent hike in Limerick Township and a 65 percent increase in Cheltenham Township.
In other business, the Supervisors granted conditional use approval to Lux Industries to store dumpsters and park trucks at its property, which is situated at 351 W. Philadelphia Ave., in the township’s heavy industrial district.