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Public Forum on Water Privatization

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 17 S 7th St Allentown PA 18101  See map

Many have questions about Allentown's proposal to lease its water and sewer systems. Come with your questions.


The event is intended to answer as many questions as possible, and not to be for or against the City's proposal.


The panelists have been asked to discuss these topics:


Why they believe or do not believe a public water supply should be managed by a municipal entity or one (such as LCA) whose board is appointed by elected officials.


Does concession leasing of the water supply system give the private operator the right to sell water out of the area?


Impacts on other municipalities.


Should any contract with a private operator have to be approved by all municipalities that have a water or sewer agreement with Allentown?


The real costs of supplying public water and sewerage in this area.


Experiences in other communities that have sold or leased their water-supply or sewer systems.

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