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Did you know York is not the only town currently protesting the sale of wastewater system assets? Several Philadelphia suburbs are fighting back against sales of municipal water and wastewater systems as well as the accompanying sewer rate increases through grassroots campaigns. Learn more by reading this article from The Philadelphia Inquirer!

The York Area Regional Sewer Authority is committed to protecting our local municipalities and boroughs whose citizens will be impacted by rate increases that will occur as a result of the sale of the York City’s Wastewater (Sewer) Treatment Plant. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest updates and sign our virtual petition to help keep rates low. Join us in our fight and have your voice heard today!

For more information, please visit the York Dispatch article Board approves sale York City Wastewater System; now back to council.

For more information, please visit the article on the York Dispatch. York City Sewer system privatization: Regional users excluded from three-year rate hike pause

Fr more information, please visit the article on the York Dispatch. Official: “Good shot” sewer authority will vote on York wastewater system sale on Wednesday

For more information, please visit the article on the York Dispatch.

Bidder for York City sewer seeks statewide rate hike

From the York Dispatch, please see the following article for more information.

Officials: Neighboring municipalities will contest York City sewer privatization

From York Daily Record:
Read the Letter to the Editor by Jeff Hines from January 25, 2021.

Don’t blame the PUC if sewer rates triple (ydr.com)

From York Dispatch: York City Mayor Michael Helfrich on Wednesday panned members of a local sewer authority for repeatedly pushing to “illegally” cut a deal to purchase the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

With bids to purchase the city’s entire wastewater system due Wednesday afternoon, officials with the sewer authority criticized Helfrich for refusing to meet and negotiate over a purchase price for the plant, which is all the authority wants. …

Read the York Dispatch article from December 9, 2020.

https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/local/2020/12/09/york-city-officials-soon-decide-whether-sell-wastewater-treatment-regional-sewer-authority-wont-amon/3864515001/

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From York Daily Record article: As the city entertains final bids for the purchase of its York wastewater treatment plant, one local authority is calling foul. 

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the York Area Regional Sewer Authority sent out a news release stating that requests to meet with city officials, city council and Mayor Michael Helfrich’s administration on a potential bid for the wastewater treatment plant have been denied. …

Read the York Daily Record article from December 9, 2020

https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2020/12/09/york-city-entertains-final-bids-wastewater-treatment-plant/3865015001/