Pennsylvania American Water and Royersford Borough Invite Customers to Participate in Telephonic Public Input Hearing on Wastewater System Acquisition

Current and potential future customers can provide input on the company’s application to acquire the system and its 1,600 customers; To participate, customers must register in advance

ROYERSFORD, Pa. (Dec. 22, 2020) – Pennsylvania American Water and Royersford Borough will join the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to hear public comment on Pennsylvania American Water’s recent application to acquire the Royersford Borough wastewater system assets. Royersford’s system serves approximately 1,600 wastewater customers in Montgomery County, and Pennsylvania American Water is already the water provider in the area. According to Borough officials who agreed to the wastewater system sale in December 2019, the proceeds of the sale will support local economic priorities and fund the long-term needs of the Borough. Additional details about the proposed acquisition and potential future rate impact were included in a notice mailed to all Pennsylvania American Water customers and all current Royersford Borough customers in September and October.

The public input hearing is scheduled for Jan. 7, 2021 at 6 p.m. using a telephone conference call platform. If you wish to testify at the telephonic public input hearing, you must contact the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate (OCA) before Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, 5 p.m., to provide your name, telephone number, and the topic of your testimony. Call OCA toll free at 1-800-684-6560. During the telephonic hearing on Jan. 7, customers will testify in the order they signed up.

If you do not wish to testify, but want to listen to the public input hearing, you must also contact the OCA.  Any persons that have not contacted the Office of Consumer Advocate by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, will not be able to participate in or listen to the telephonic public input hearings. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the OCA.  

Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people. For more information, visit and follow Pennsylvania American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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