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The organization’s mission is to advance the theory and practice of the design, construction, maintenance, administration and operation of water and sewer services; disseminate information and share experiences to promote improved practices in water and sewer administration; expand local training opportunities, promote cooperation among water and sewer service providers and the economic development community; and encourage adherence by water and sewer officials to a continually higher standard.


The Berks County Water and Sewer Association (BCWSA) is a nonprofit organization, created in 2013. The Association was initiated by a group of concerned municipal officials through the Berks Municipal Partnership, County of Berks Commissioners and Planning Commission, Center for Excellence in Local Government, water and sewer service providers, Greater Reading Economic Partnership and the economic development community.

Meetings of the Association are generally scheduled quarterly, are sponsored by businesses or the Association itself, and consist of a registration period, general business meeting, a program presentation and refreshments.

The program presentations are designed to bring new products and procedures to the attention of the members, new Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and other State, Multi-State and Federal regulatory agency regulations and programs, discussion of labor relations and employee contracts, discussion of operational techniques, opportunity for earning continuing education credits etc., and visitations to manufacturing and processing facilities, economic development opportunities, all of which are greatly beneficial and educational to our membership.


Municipal Official & Board Member Training

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
6:30 PM Registration
7 – 9 PM

Albright College
Roessner Hall
Room 100

Douglass Rauch, Esquire

Mark H. Koch, Esquire

Program Fees
This Program is FREE to members of the BCW&SA and CELG
Non-members; $30

Make Checks payable to Albright College.

Whether you serve on an authority board, are a municipal official or are considering that role in your future, there are requirements and regulations that you should be aware of and keep abreast of changes and revisions that occur to them.   

This program will focus on what you need to know to be an effective member of your authority, board or decision making body.  The speakers will be discussing what roles & responsibilities municipal officials and authority board members should know regarding –

  • Right to Know Law
  • Sunshine Law
  • Finance & Investment Options
  • How to Run an Effective Meeting
  • Ethics
  • Water & Sewer Authority Board Basics
  • Relationship with municipal ordinances (Zoning)

Who Should Attend: 

Local governing board members, authority board members, mayors, municipal managers and secretaries, planning commissioners, and other individuals with interest in the topic of water and sewer infrastructure management.


Center for Excellence in Local Government
C/O Albright College
P.O. Box 15234
Roessner Hall
Reading, PA 19612-5234
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Voice: 610.921.7246
Fax:   610.921.7278
E-mail: pjanssen@albright.edu

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