Upper Southampton Municipal Authority

Serving Upper Southampton

P.O. Box 481
Southampton, PA 18966
Phone (215) 364-1390
Fax (215) 364-9410

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Benefits

Strengths Of
Municipal Authorities

Below is a partial list of benefits and strengths of municipal authorities that should be considered when faced with privatization.

STRENGTHS

  • Local Ownership and Control
  • Low rates, non-profit driven
  • Tax-exempt financing, tie in with low rates
  • PUC exemption
  • Non-franchise territories, no service area limitations
  • Non-stockholder driven, more responsive and timely
  • Tapping fees used as alternative source of revenue
  • Appointed as opposed to elected board
  • Less risk, less long-term investment interest
  • Surplus funds invested back in the business/service
  • Representation and responsible member of community
  • No foreign investment

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