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UPDATE: On Tuesday, October 11, BASA’s board of directors voted unanimously to sign an Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) with Pennsylvania American Water, and the board subsequently signed the APA. BASA was engaged in discussions with the company for nearly a year to acquire its wastewater system for $231.5 million. As the sole owners of BASA, the City of Butler and Butler Township officials considered and voted upon individual resolutions regarding the sale. On Thursday, October 13, City of Butler officials voted upon and passed a resolution to support the sale. The resolution passed with the mayor and each city council member voting in the affirmative. On Monday, October 17, Butler Township commissioners also considered and passed a resolution that affirmed support for the sale during their monthly public meeting. Four commissioners voted in the affirmative and one abstained. Next, Pennsylvania American Water will initiate a formal application to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC). The process to secure PUC approval can take anywhere from nine months to one year. To stay updated on this acquisition, please continue to visit this website. Should you have comments, questions, or suggestions regarding this acquisition, you can submit them under the Contact Us tab.

​The Butler Area Sewer Authority (BASA) is currently engaged in a discussion with the Pennsylvania American Water Company (PAWC) to sell its wastewater system. Above all, BASA wants to ensure that this proposed acquisition benefits our customers, employees, and the communities we serve.

A decision to potentially sell our sewer system ensures that:

  • BASA’s current operations center will be maintained for a minimum of 10 years once the facility is acquired.
  • PAWC would complete BASA’s list of Capital Cost projects and upgrades that total more than $75 million and PAWC commits to use Butler Area contractors for the work.
  • BASA’s current debt of $49 million will be eliminated using the proceeds from the sale.
  • All BASA employees are guaranteed their jobs at the same salaries and will have access to substantially similar retirement/pension and insurance benefits.
  • Highest-level of environmental regulations will be adhered to.
  • Public transparency for customers.
  • As the sole owners of BASA, the City of Butler and Butler Township would use proceeds obtained from the acquisition towards projects that will benefit residents in the local area.

For more information Visit the BASA website

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