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'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 also receives and treats an average of 83,000 gallons of hauled waste from various haulers and sites.


  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED for properties on South Linden Street between East High Street and East Ferdinand Street, and the 3 properties along E Logan Avenue that were affetect by the break during the East Logan repairs. 

    The boil water advisory has been LIFTED 11/10/2017

    S Linden from E High to E Ferdinand

    Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

  • PROJECTS: East Logan Avenue (between Hazel and Linden) water main replacement starts November 7.

  • APPOINTMENTS: If you receive a call from our staff, CONFIRM what it is for. Our employees carry proper identification, wear uniforms, and correspondingly labeled vehicles. Do not fall for scams. We will ALWAYS try to call you, or send a written request, prior to coming to your home. Check our employee page for names so that you can identify the badge being presented to you. Your safety is of our utmost concern.
  • BILLING UPDATE: Tapping Fees Revised 9/14/2017 - Effective Immediately - Rate Schedule Updated to reflect new fees. Click here for the reviesed 2017 Fee Schedule.
  • REMINDER: ACH (and automatic bank debit) payments are no cost. Bank payments must now be dropped at Ephrata National Bank, 1 N Penryn Road, Manheim. For your convenience, this location offers drive-up services.
  • FLUORIDE MAWSA discontinued the injection of the chemical known as Fluoride on September 30, 2016. Most water sources have naturally occurring Fluoride. Read more here...
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