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. 


BOIL WATER ADVISORY for properties along North Pitt Street, situated between West High Street and West Gramby Street has been lifted. Test results have returned absent, and the advisory has been lifted.

There are additional main breaks in our service area. Please be patient as we work toward sounding for, digging for, and repairing those leaks.


A special thank you to the students who participated in the Going Beyond Service Day at Manheim Central High School! Some of the teams painted hydrants along Main Street. Thank you!

going beyond service day hydrant painting preparation

going beyond service day hydrant painting in progress

going beyond service day hydrant painting completed

customer appreciation

GETTING ACTIVE IN YOUR WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICE: Whenever there is an interruption in water or wastewater services, our businesses and customers suffer. Efficient, reliable, modernized, water infrastructure is essential to a strong, stable and growing economy.

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. Now that we know who will be our Elected Officials, let's engage them about the importance of our water and wastewater infrastructure. For a discussion guide, click here.


MAWSA is hiring. Click here for more


  • APPOINTMENTS: Your safety is of our utmost concern
    • 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.
  • EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: DEP is requiring that all water systems increase Free Chlorine levels from 0.02mg/L to 0.20mg/L. MAWSA will be making adjustments to meet these requirements effective immediately.
    • Please use the main line for after hours emergencies.
    • The prompts will guide you to the answering service.
    • If you have had a prolonged issued lasting several weeks, please do not wait until after hours to contact our offices. This is reserved for emergencies.
    • For emergencies during office hours, please use our office number as well.
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