The Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority (BCWSA) has scheduled “open house” meetings on Tuesday in Perkasie and in Newtown to hear public sentiment on its proposed $1.1 billion sale of the county’s sewer system to Aqua Pennsylvania.

BCWSA’s board voted 3-1 on July 13 to grant Aqua Pennsylvania the exclusive right to negotiate a sales agreement for the county’s public sewer system, which serves about 75,000 households in the Philadelphia suburbs. After debt and expenses are paid down, the sale would net the county about $1 billion, though it could mean substantially higher sewer rates for customers in the future.