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."


Our Community 

Chesapeake Bay

Manheim Area Water & Sewer Authority was required by Department of Environmental Protection to upgrade it'swastewater treatment plant to meet the new standards for the Chesapeake Bay Strategy discharge limits. The project underway is not giving the Authority additional capacity at the plant, it is designed to reduce the nutrients discharged into the tributaries that supply the Chesapeake Bay. The Authority cost for this project is $11 million dollars, the Authority applied for a grants and received $4.3 million dollar from the  H20 PA Act. Completion for construction is the spring of 2011.

Established by the General Assembly in July 2008, the H2O PA Act provides for single-year or multi-year grants. Projects that are eligible for H2O PA grants are those that involve the acquisition, construction, improvement, expansion or rehabilitation of all or part of a water supply, sewage disposal or storm water system. Construction on the project must have begun after Jan. 1, 2007.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Chesapeake Bay Program information. Read More... 

Pennsylvania's Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategies frequently asked questions. (PDF)