The Borough of Conshohocken Authority is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a PA Small Water and Sewer Grant by the Commonwealth Financing Authority to fund the completion of Phase III of the Authority’s Liner Project. The Authority is the recipient of $423,175 in grant funds, which will be used to complete the final phase of the rehabilitation of the Regional Sanitary Sewer Interceptor. The grant was extremely competitive, and the Authority received one of the highest awards in this grant cycle. “I’m ecstatic that the Authority was awarded this grant so that it can continue to proactively maintain its infrastructure at such a low cost to its ratepayers,” said Chairwoman Carol Smith, adding that local legislators should be applauded for their efforts in helping the Authority obtain the grant funding. According to Authority Engineer Fred Ebert, this grant, combined with other grants received during earlier phases of the project, will allow the Authority to complete the entire project for around 15 cents on the dollar.
This project involves the installation of a protective lining in the interceptor pipe that will significantly reduce unwanted inflow and infiltration and allow the sewer system to operate more efficiently for Conshohocken, West Conshohocken and Plymouth Township residents. Through the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program, grant funds are available to eligible municipalities and municipal authorities to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system. The Authority’s Liner Project is an important investment in our community’s infrastructure and by securing this grant, the Authority has protected its ratepayers from the need to fund the majority of the cost of this critical project.
2021 MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE BOROUGH OF CONSHOHOCKEN AUTHORITY TO OCCUR VIA REMOTE MEANS
NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Borough of Conshohocken Authority will conduct public meetings via remote means in 2021, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month, as follows:
January 26, 2021
February 23, 2021
March 23, 2021
April 27, 2021
May 25, 2021
June 22, 2021
July 27, 2021
August 24, 2021
September 28, 2021
October 26, 2021
November 23, 2021
December 21, 2021
All meetings will be held for the purpose of conducting regular monthly business. The public is encouraged to participate as set forth below.
The meeting will be held using the Webex platform. To the extent possible, members of the Authority’s Board of Directors and Authority staff/professionals will participate via both video and audio.
The public is encouraged to participate as follows:
This link will also be made available on the Borough of Conshohocken Authority’s website at: https://www.conshohockensa.com/, under the “News & Announcements” section.
If it is the first time you will be using Webex, the link will direct you to a website to download the Webex application. Please follow the instructions to install the Webex application.
If you have already downloaded the Webex application, the above link will redirect you to the application itself. Please follow the instructions. If you have already downloaded the Webex application and are not using the link, input the following meeting number:
Meeting #: 126 638 4022
It is recommended that you download the application in advance of the meeting time. If you attempt to sign in prior to the start of the meeting, the Webex application will inform you that the meeting has not started. Please close the application and log back in at the time of the meeting.
Access Code/Password: 126 638 4022
The public is asked to please keep their phones on mute at all times, unless giving a public comment as set forth in section 4 below.
All meetings will be recorded and posted to the Authority’s website.
It is of the utmost importance to the Authority that the public be given every available opportunity to participate in its meetings. If you encounter problems participating during a meeting, please contact the Authority at firstname.lastname@example.org and identify the problem experienced so we may continue to improve the remote system.
Stay safe and healthy.
Borough of Conshohocken Authority
Information on the Possible Sale of the Borough of Conshohocken Authority Sewer System
The Borough of Conshohocken Authority has received numerous inquiries from our customers regarding the status of the possible sale of our municipal sewer system. The following is a summary of the procedure and actions taken to date.
During its January 20, 2021 meeting, the Conshohocken Borough Council took several actions which will prepare the Council for a potential sale of the Authority’s sewer system including approving the solicitation for bids to purchase our sewer system. On February 12th the Borough then received three bids to purchase the system from the following companies: Aqua, Pennsylvania American Water, and Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority. The value of the bids has not yet been disclosed, however, these values will be made available to the public.
Borough Council at its February 17th meeting also approved an ordinance that will require the Authority to convey the sewer system, property, and assets to the Borough. This action will make it easier for the Borough to effectuate the sale. Although all Authority assets are to be conveyed to the Borough, Borough management has directed that all daily operations and management of the sewer system shall continue as usual and will be handled by the Authority.
At its February 17th meeting, the Council also passed Resolution 04-2021 which set new rates for customers of the Authority who reside outside of the Borough. The Authority services not only residents and business within Conshohocken Borough, but also West Conshohocken Borough and a portion of Plymouth Township. Prior to the passage of this Resolution, rates for customers within Conshohocken Borough and the serviced area of Plymouth Township were calculated under the same method but rates for customers of West Conshohocken were calculated differently. The reason for this was to ensure that neither ratepayers in Conshohocken Borough nor Plymouth Township were charged for the Authority’s acquisition of the West Conshohocken Borough’s sewer system and pumping station, which occurred in 2018.
The Council has assured the Authority’s Board of Directors that its Members, Borough management and staff take this matter very seriously and will exercise their due diligence in thoroughly reviewing all aspects of a potential sewer system sale as well as alternative revenue-generating options. The Council will review the bids with the public at their March 17th meeting.
Should you have any further questions regarding the possible sale of the Authority’s sewer system, the conveyance of Authority assets or the new rate structure, please reach out to Conshohocken Borough or your Ward’s Council Member through this link.. http://www.conshohockenpa.gov/your-government/borough-council.aspx . You can also contact the Borough offices at 610-828-1092.