State Approves Scranton’s Sewer Sale

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SCRANTON -- Pennsylvania American Water has been given the OK to buy the Scranton Sewer Authority.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved the application for Pennsylvania American Water to purchase the sewer authority.

Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright announced plans in March to sell the sewer authority for $195 million, some of which would go towards paying off current sewer authority debt. The rest of the money will go to Scranton and Dunmore.