Sanitary authority, Loyalsock merger a needed example

It’s really quite simple.

When two municipalities have like functions, they should ask whether a duplication of services and administrative costs is leading to unnecessary spending for either body.

The Williamsport Sanitary Authority last week closed on an agreement with Loyalsock Township to begin collecting the township’s sewage.

The agreement won’t impact customer bills but will reduce administrative costs and service duplication.

A similar transaction has been in place for similar reasons between the Williamsport agency and Woodward Township since April 2012.

In this era of tight municipal budgets and great municipal needs, every agency and municipality has an obligation to do what the sanitary authority and township did last week.