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PUC to Hold Public Input Hearing on Proposed Acquisition of Lower Makefield Township Wastewater System by Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater

Published on 9/13/2021

Filed under: Water and Wastewater

Telephonic Hearing Set for September 23, 2021, to Gather Public Input from Customers in Bucks County and Other Concerned Parties

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today announced a late-September telephonic hearing to gather public input on the proposed acquisition of the Lower Makefield Township wastewater system, located in Bucks County, by Aqua Pennsylvania. 

PUC Public Input Hearing

The public input hearing for this proposed acquisition is scheduled for the following:

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 (Telephonic hearing begins at 6 p.m.)

PUC Administrative Law Judge Jeffrey A. Watson will preside over the hearing.

Signing Up for the Public Input Hearing

If you wish to testify at the telephonic public input hearing, please pre-register by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.  If you do not pre-register and provide the information listed below, you may not be able to testify.

You may pre-register by email or by phone.  Interested parties can pre-register for the hearing by emailing Judge Watson’s legal assistant, Nick Miskanic, at and Daniela Alban, at – OR – by calling Judge Watson’s office at 412-565-3550 – and providing the following information in your email or telephone message:

  • Your first and last name.
  • The date and time of the hearing at which you wish to testify.
  • The phone number you will be using to call into the public input hearing.
  • If you require an interpreter to participate in the hearing, the language of the interpreter.

Individuals will testify in the order in which they pre-register. 

If you require an interpreter, please pre-register as soon as possible so every reasonable effort can be made to have one present for the hearing. 

AT&T Relay Service number for persons who are deaf or hearing-impaired:  1.800.654.5988

If you need assistance pre-registering to testify, you may have someone register for you, but they will need to provide all the information listed above.  Additionally, if more than one person in your household would like to testify, one person may pre-register for other individuals in the same household, but we will need the information for each individual who will be testifying.

If you do not wish to testify but want to listen to the public input hearing, please contact Judge Watson’s office by email at and – or phone at 412-565-3550 – and provide your name and the hearing you want to listen to so adequate caller capacity on the conference call can be arranged to accommodate all callers.

Offering Testimony at a Public Input Hearing

The PUC offers tips on how to participate in a public input hearing, including:

  • Prepare what you are going to say beforehand. Even though it is not required, you may want to write out your statement, which can be read.
  • Any formal testimony that is offered during the hearing will become part of the record on which the PUC will issue its final decision.
  • Understand that parties in the case may want to ask you a question to clarify something you said.

About the PUC

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Docket No.: A-2021-3024267




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