Joint Press Release
Columbia Borough, Columbia Municipal Authority, Lancaster Area Sewer Authority
Date: May 28, 2015
Columbia finalizes sale of sewer system to Lancaster Area Sewer Authority (LASA)
Columbia Borough and the Columbia Municipal Authority finalized a $20.6 Million sale of the Columbia sewer system to the Lancaster Area Sewer Authority (LASA) on May 27, 2015, completing a process that started with discussions nearly a decade ago. LASA is a regional municipal sewer authority which will now serve almost 37,000 customers representing nearly 100,000 citizens and 1,300 businesses. When a new pump station and force main are completed, Columbia wastewater will be treated at LASA's existing plant. LASA Executive Director Mike Kyle said "A regional approach to sewer service makes it possible to keep rates reasonable and stable, while still complying with ever more stringent regulatory and permit requirements. We are happy to welcome our neighbor Columbia to LASA."
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