DuBoistown Borough Council Tuesday night voted to hand over operation and maintenance of the borough's sewer system to the Williamsport Sanitary Authority.
Under the five-year agreement, the borough will establish annual budgets for the costs of operations and maintenance of the sewer system and the DuBoistown pump station.
Borough officials agreed that the time for giving up operations of the system has arrived.
Councilmen James Barger and Michael Caschera said the borough could certainly use the authority's help and expertise.
"The compliance needed (to operate) is getting to be too much," Caschera said.
Barger said the new agreement could mean cost savings.
"In the long run it will save money in the way of fines and penalties," he said.
The authority earlier passed the agreement.
In other matters, council agreed to discuss with the fire department the construction of a shed.
The building, located on fire department property, would be used for storage by both the borough and firefighters.
Council discussed the status of the DuBoistown Heights housing development at the south end of Summer and Spring streets.
It was noted that the developer still has not come up with a performance bond needed before any construction begins.
It was agreed by council to attempt to get more information on the development.
Council approved payment of $125,241 to Insight Pipe Contracting for recent sewer line work in the borough.
Mike McGee, owner of the DuBoistown Car Wash, asked council once again to consider adjustments to his sewage bills.
He told council he is being billed at rates that far exceed the car wash's water consumption.
Barger and Cashera told McGee he had a legitimate complaint and vowed to look into the matter.