Lower Bucks County Joint Municipal Authority (Authority) is a body corporate and politic incorporated by the Borough of Tullytown and the Township of Bristol on May 20, 1952 pursuant to the Municipal Authorities Act of 1945, adopted May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended and supplemented (Act). Under the Act, the Authority is empowered to acquire, hold, construct, improve, maintain and operate, own, sewers, wastewater system/sewer systems or parts thereof, sewage treatment works, including works for treating and disposing of industrial waste, water system/waterworks, water supply and water distribution systems.
The governing body of the Authority is a Board of Directors consisting of six (6) members. Three members are appointed by the creating municipalities, the Township of Bristol and the Borough of Tullytown. Each member is appointed for a five year-term. The terms of the members are staggered so at least one member’s term expires each year. Members may be reappointed at the expiration of their terms.
The overall operations and management of the Authority are administered by a Managing Director. Both the water and wastewater systems have staff that includes Pennsylvania state licensed operators.
The Authority provides water and sewer service to 24,000 customers and operates directly from revenues received through the services provided. No tax dollars are used to operate the Authority. As a non-profit organization, revenue is reinvested into our water and sewer plants and systems, all while continuing to maintain one of the lowest water/sewer rates in the area.