The Pennsylvania Municipality Authorities Act and Related Laws, the 2021-2022 edition is now available.
PMAA publishes a complete edition of the law governing municipal authorities, the Pennsylvania Municipality Authorities Act (53 Pa. C.S.A. Ch. 56) including all amendments through December 31, 2020. The Act, which also includes related laws and a subject index, is updated every two years corresponding with the completion of the legislative sessions. A copy is distributed free of charge to each PMAA member authority.
Order form for PMAA Members
We are pleased offer a special PMAA member service publication:
Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities
Proud History ~ Bright Future
The Value of Authority Ownership of Public Water and Sewer Systems
This 80+ page, full-color publication is a valuable resource to proactively assist you in educating local officials and your community on the benefits of authority ownership.
Highlights include …
Authority case studies & facts on strengths of local authority ownership;
Facts on public vs. private company ownership of water and sewer operations and the effects on customers;
Public vs. private (national articles on privatization and rate comparisons);
An Advocacy Toolkit to assist in educating your customers, local officials, and the media on the positive impact of local authority control and accountability to the community served.
Copies are available for purchase at $8.00 per copy which covers PMAA’s printing and postage costs. Please complete the order form and mail or fax it to PMAA.
**An update to this publication is planned for December 2022. More information coming soon!
Community Outreach Kit
Educating the public on the benefits of authority operated systems and their role in the community is vital to an effective community outreach program. PMAA designed tools to assist members in gaining a higher profile in the community and promoting the exceptional services they provide – safe, reliable, affordable, and high quality utility service.
First, a 13-minute DVD explains the purpose of authorities and provides interviews on the excellent and reliable service of authorities across the Commonwealth. Interviews with business owners and customers, members of the General Assembly, and authority members are featured. It also shows authorities’ important role as environmentalists, economic development catalysts, and community partners. In addition, the DVD highlights future challenges authorities face in continuing to provide infrastructure and protect public health and the environment. The DVD can be used to educate customers, elected officials, civic and community organizations, i.e., Rotary and Lion’s Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, community businesses and industry, sportsmen’s clubs, church groups and schools.
Also provided is a Community Outreach Kit which is a useful guide to assist authorities in developing communications and outreach with local media and customers. Information on working with the media and building relationships is provided and, in particular, preparing news releases, news advisories, op-eds, and letters.
Please contact our office to obtain a copy of the DVD.
Click here to view or print a copy of the kit.