The AWA's proposal to Altoona City Council is available to read by clicking here.

The Altoona Water Authority (AWA) is a non-profit municipal authority providing public water supply and sanitary sewer service to almost 70,000 residents in Blair County. The AWA supplies public water service to approximately 23,000 customers. Additionally, the AWA provides "bulk" water to several smaller water utilities which distribute and re-sell to their direct customers. The AWA wastewater collection system serves almost 19,000 customers. Please visit our Current Events page for information about the AWA's ongoing Wastewater Corrective Action Plan.

The intersection of Whittier Avenue and Union Avenue will be closed to traffic starting on August 14, 2014 and continuing through August 29, 2014. The AWA’s contractor will be boring under Union Avenue to accommodate the new sanitary sewer line. The bore pit will be located at the above mentioned intersection. The AWA recognizes the inconvenience to residents in this area and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

The AWA's 2013 Consumer Confidence Report is now available. Click here to view this report.

Click here to read more about the dangers of swimming in reservoirs.

For instructions from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on how to properly dispose of prescription drugs, click here.

In December 2013, the AWA failed to sample for Bromate at the Kettle Water Treatment Plant. Click here for more information regarding this Failure to Monitor Violation. You may also call 814-944-2597.



Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a specific question, try checking our F.A.Q. page to see if we have an answer for you. You can also contact us by email or phone with the details on the Contact page.


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Altoona Water Authority

900 Chestnut Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601
Phone: (814) 949-2540
Fax: (814) 949-2254