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City hosting BASA public forums in conjunction with township

Butler Area Sewer Authority. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle 05/05/21

Faced with numerous questions about the sale of the Butler Area Sewer Authority to Pennsylvania American Water Company, City of Butler officials plan to take on as many as possible, all at once.

Butler officials are hosting open houses for residents to discuss the potential sale of the sewer system, from 10 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 8 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 27, at St. Peter's Social Hall at 127 Franklin Street.

During Thursday’s meeting, Butler City Council decided to lease the church’s social hall to host the open houses at a cost of $250.

The sewer authority received an offer of $231.5 million last week to sell the system, which serves nearly 15,000 customers in 32.5 square miles, which includes Butler; Butler and Center townships; East Butler; parts of Connoquenessing, Summit and Oakland townships; and a small portion of Penn Township. If the water company buys the authority, the profit would be split between Butler Township and city.

Coverage to come

See Sunday’s edition of the Butler Eagle for an inside look at the Butler Area Sewer Authority.

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