Incorporated October 26, 1939



Our mission is "To provide safe and reliable water and wastewater services in an efficient, cost effective

and environmentally friendly manner resulting in a high level of satisfaction among our customers."




Manheim Area Water & Sewer Authority (MAWSA) is a small water and wastewater Authority supplying approximately 3,000 water and 2,300 wastewater customers in the Manheim area. The area of service is the Borough of Manheim and portions of Penn and Rapho Townships, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. MAWSA receives and treats an average of 83,000 gallons of hauled waste and septage from various haulers and sites.

MAWSA's current customer water demand is roughly 450,000 gallons of water per day (GPD) with a permitted capacity of 1,050,000 GPD and SRBC draw capacity of 936,000 GPD.

The wastewater plant permit capacity is 2,300,000 GPD hydraulic and organic capacity, with average flows of 800,000 GPD from residential, commercial, and industrial customers. 


MAWSA is hiring for a new position: Assistant Water/Wastewater Operator

CHANGE IN SERVICES: Billing statements will no longer be mailed to you if you have a $0 balance or a negative (credit) balance for that month's statement. For example, if we issue a bill for you and the total owed is $-5.00, you will not get a copy of the billing statement that month, but you will be able to log into the payment portal or call our office to confirm your balance.


Annual Water Quality Report HERE, and a chance for one lucky account to win a $25 statement credit or gift card if you are signed up for paperless billing by July 15. Only fully paperless accounts will qualify. Sign up here!

MAWSA is updating all contact information for our emergency call out system. A form was enclosed with the April billing statement. If you have not done so already, please send in your form ASAP. You may download a copy here, or fill out an online form here

If we make the necessary investments in our nation’s community water systems, we are not only protecting what we have today but we stand to gain more than $220 billion in annual economic activity and create 1.3 million new jobs. (;

Together, we can ensure clean, safe water is accessible to everyone in our community. Engage your Elected Officials about the importance of our water and wastewater infrastructure. For a discussion guide, click here.