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 2012 Consumer Confidence Report is now available. Click here to view this report.
Disposing properly of prescription drugs is important. Flushing the wrong ones down the toilet can contaminate the water supply. Certain drugs should not be put in the garbage either, since they may be retrieved by children and swallowed, or can break down in a landfill and contaminate the ground. It is essential, then, to dispose of unused medication in a way that ensures no toxins will be introduced to your environment and the living things in it. For instructions from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on how to properly dispose of prescription drugs, click here.
Please note that during the 4th quarter of 2012, the AWA did not sample for Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate. For more information regarding this failure to monitor violation click here.