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Posted on: May 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Sale of the Norristown Municipal Waste Authority

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Starting May 12, meetings were conducted online to discuss the potential sale of the Municipality’s wastewater collection and conveyance system to Aqua Pennsylvania. Aqua has made a bid for $82 million to purchase the authority which provides services to Norristown and West Norriton. You can find information about the sale below with documents and video recaps of the meetings.

Council Action

Council voted at their June 16 work session meeting to adopt Ordinance 20-11 which makes official the sale of the NMWA to Aqua. Adoption was approved by Council President Derrick Perry and Council members Valerie Scott Cooper,Thomas Lepera, Heather Lewis and Sonya Sanders. Council Vice President Rebecca Smith and Councilman Hakim Jones voted against the ordinance. 

On Aug. 28, a motion was approved by a 5-2 vote to advertise Ordinance 20-13 which, if adopted by council, would bring the sewer system under the control of the municipality and dissolve the NMWA board. The proposed ordinance can be viewed here: Ordinance-20-13----Ordinance-to-Dissolve-Sewer-Authority.

NMWA Action

The board of the Norristown Municipal Waste Authority at its Aug. 12 meeting tabled a resolution to approve the sale. The discussion will continue at their next meeting on Sept. 9.


Frequently Asked Questions: You can read a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) in this PDF document. 

Meeting Powerpoint presentation: To view the Powerpoint presentation from the May 12, May 28 and June 9 meetings please click this link to open and download the document.

Public comment: A PDF was created showing the public comment received at You can read the public comments submitted through email right here.

Ordinance: Here is the ordinance  Council adopted at their June 16 work session meeting.

Asset Purchase Agreement: Asset Purchase Agreement 

Schedule to the Asset Purchase Agreement: Schedule to the Asset Purchase Agreement

National Resource Network 2019 Report: NRN Report

IBTS CRAFT 2018 Report (Strengths, vulnerabilities, weaknesses): IBTS CRAFT Report

Meeting Video

June 9 Community Meeting

May 28 Community Meeting

May 12 (informational meeting)

View the presentation from this meeting here.

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