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

With summer now officially upon us, it seems like a good time to remind everyone that it is ILLEGAL to swim in any of the AWA's reservoirs. Not only is it wildly dangerous, it's also trespassing. Our reservoir and watershed properties are patrolled by local law enforcement, AWA employees and the PA Game Commission. Eventually, should you choose to break the law by taking a dip, you will be caught and you will be prosecuted. 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