Sewer system on agenda for tonight’s meeting of Conshohocken’s Borough Council

On the agenda for tonight’s meeting of Conshohocken’s Borough Council are three items concerning the sewer system. In 2019, Borough Council hired a consultant to determine the value of the system. The three items, under “Legal Matters: are as follows:

a. Consider authorizing advertisement of the Sewer Authority RFB
b. Discussion on an Ordinance requiring the Borough of Conshohocken Authority to convey the Sewer Authority System to the Borough of Conshohocken
c. Discussion on a Resolution setting the wastewater system rates for customers outside the boundary of the Borough customers

We asked an elected official in a nearby community that recently went through the sewer sale process if this language sounds like Conshohocken is moving towards considering a sale. He said it did.

Selling off sewer systems to companies like Aqua and PA American Water have been bringing in millions of dollars for municipalities in Pennsylvania.

Considering a sale does not mean it’s a done deal. Plymouth Township seriously considered selling its system in 2019 and 2020 and eventually decided against it.

The meeting is at 7:00 p.m. tonight (January 6th). Find details on how to join the virtual meeting here.