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.


  • 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.
  • 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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