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Altoona Water Authority
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Altoona Water Authority

The Altoona Water Authority (AWA) is a non-profit municipal authority providing public water supply and sanitary sewer service to almost 70,000 residents in Blair County. The AWA supplies public water service to approximately 23,000 customers. Additionally, the AWA provides "bulk" water to several smaller water utilities which distribute and re-sell to their direct customers. The AWA wastewater collection system serves almost 19,000 customers.

Services Area

The AWA public water service area encompasses the City of Altoona, Hollidaysburg Borough, Bellwood Borough, Tyrone Borough, Duncansville Borough, Allegheny Township, Antis Township, Blair Township, Frankstown Township, Juniata Township, Logan Township, Snyder Township and Tyrone Township. The AWA wastewater collection system services the City of Altoona, Logan Township and Allegheny Township.

About AWA

The Altoona Water Authority has one of the most technologically advanced water treatment and distribution systems in the United States. The Authority has constructed over 40 major water and wastewater capital improvement projects over the last twenty five years to comply with Federal and State mandated regulations at a cost approaching $200,000,000. In 1999, the Authority was honored to receive the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence in Technology Innovation for their water treatment facilities. This prestigious award further demonstrates the Authority's commitment to providing safe drinking water for the future of the Altoona Area.

Your water supply system is comprised of eleven (11) surface water reservoirs that provide a combined storage volume of 2.85 billion gallons and a total net yield of 14.61 million gallons per day. The AWA operates 16 finished water storage tanks with a combined storage capacity of 28.3 million gallons. The AWA operates nine pumping stations throughout the system for various purposes including filling storage tanks, transferring water from one service area to another and maintaining hydraulic gradient. The total combined water distribution system consists of approximately 380 miles of transmission and distribution main piping.

Treatment Facilities

The Altoona Water Authority (AWA) is a non-profit municipal authority providing public water supply and sanitary sewer service to almost 70,000 residents in Blair County. The AWA supplies public water service to approximately 23,000 customers. Additionally, the AWA provides "bulk" water to several smaller water utilities which distribute and re-sell to their direct customers. The AWA wastewater collection system serves almost 19,000 customers.

Contact

Altoona Water Authority
900 Chestnut Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601-4617
Phone: (814) 949-2540
Fax: (814) 949-2254

Business Hours
Customer Service: Monday through Friday 8am - 4pm
Administrative Office: Monday through Friday 7am - 3pm
Water Maintenance Office: Monday through Friday 7am - 3pm
Sewer Maintenance Office: Monday through Friday 7am - 3pm