Legal Counsel and Advice for PA Water and Sewer Authorities
Water and sewer services are a basic need, but providing these services to the public is anything but basic. Pennsylvania water and sewer authorities are subject to local, state, and federal laws. Expert legal advice is essential to public utility companies who must be able to adhere to these regulations while providing necessary services to the community and planning for future growth – all within a budget.
Municipal Utility Law in Bucks and Montgomery Counties
Rudolph Clarke, LLC is a leading municipal law firm in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing water and sewer authorities on a variety of issues, including water and wastewater utility regulation, setting of service areas and territory disputes, ratemaking, financing, bidding and construction, Joint Powers Agreements, property acquisition, land development, utility expansion, water and wastewater supply contracts, employment matters, and day-to-day operations.
Rudolph Clarke attorneys litigated a case that involved the construction and installation of public sanitary sewers in a large section of a municipality. In 2011, the Authority was named in a lawsuit filed by a group of non-residential property owners that wanted to avoid paying their fair share of construction costs. In July 2014, after several years of litigation, the Commonwealth Court ruled that the Property Owners would be required to pay their fair share of the construction costs. Without the ruling, the residents of the municipality would have been forced to bear the costs of the construction project.
Does your water or sewer authority have attorneys it can depend on?
The attorneys at Rudolph Clarke, LLC help our clients to find creative solutions to everyday concerns and complex legal problems. Our municipal law attorneys work together with authority staff to address legal issues in a thorough and cost-effective manner. We carefully explain all the legal options and the possible legal consequences associated with every decision. We can’t make the decisions for you, but we can give you the legal advice and assistance you need to make the best choices for your constituents.
You provide an essential service; you need an attorney you can depend on.
Contact Rudolph Clarke, LLC at (215) 633-1890.