Frequently Asked Questions - Helpful Hints

Call 814-949-2214. The Altoona Water Authority has emergency personnel available 24/7. In the unlikely event of an emergency, the Altoona Water Authority maintains a 254 day supply of water to avoid disruption of service to the 60,000 residents they serve. In addition, the system design enables water to be drafted from multiple services to allow for uninterrupted service.

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Typically, Altoona system water has a hardness value in the range of 2 to 5 grains per gallon or 34 to 85 mg/L.