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 amoung our customers."




Manheim Area Water & Sewer Authority (MAWSA) formerly known as Manheim Borough Authority 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.


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DROUGHT WATCH Lancaster County is now under what is called a "drought watch".  In order to assist, MAWSA is requesting VOLUNTARY conservation of water use. The County is looking for a 5% voluntary consumption reduction. We ask that you do what you can to conserve for your system and that of our neighbors until we hear that any precipitation we receive has appropriatly replenished water aquifers.

How much is 5%? Based on our average residential customer, a voluntary reduction in water use of 3 to 5 gallons per day. Ideas for how to voluntarily save water can be found here, or visit the Conservation page of our web site to see other links. 


BILLING UPDATE  ACH (and automatic) payments are now 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 Fluoride on September 30, 2016. Most water sources have naturally occuring Fluoride. Read more here...


MAWSA 2015 CCR (Annual Water Quality Report)


Now Hiring  for a Full Time Water/Wastewater Laborer

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