The fight against the sewage treatment plant in Newtown is not over, residents say.
And they plan to make their case to Newtown Borough officials Tuesday. The borough is expected to consider an act 537 Plan during a Council meeting at the Chancellor Center beginning at 7 p.m.
Last month, the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors took action to prevent a sewage treatment plant from being included in its Act 537 Plan, a document that maps how the municipality will handle sewage.
Despite that action, residents say the proposal is not dead yet. They fear the Newtown Bucks County Joint Municipal Authority, a board with representation from both the township and borough, is still moving ahead with plans for the $68 million plant.
"IT’S NOT OVER! REGIONAL SEWER PLANT IN NEWTOWN!!! – (NBCJMA Lawyer says: “going ahead!”)," reads a flyer being distributed by residents who oppose the plant. The flyer is also posted on the group's website.
The Newtown Joint Municipal Authority Board of Directors have said reopening the old plant off the Newtown Bypass may be the best option to deal with the area’s increasing sewage.