News & Announcements

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February 22, 2018 - 3:17pm in Project Overview
HomeServe USA, a leading provider of home repair service plans, has partnered with the Altoona Water Authority (AWA) to serve as the utility's preferred service provider for home repair solutions. Residents served by the AWA will be offered optional Exterior Water Service Line repair plans through HomeServe. Additional plans that cover sewer lines and in-home plumbing are also available for AWA...Read more
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January 22, 2018 - 7:19am in Customer Service Announcement
Effective March 1st, 2018 the customer service department for the Altoona Water Authority will be changing it's hours of operation. Lobby (walk in) and call center hours will be 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (Closed Weekends & Holidays).Read more
January 9, 2018 - 1:54pm in Customer Service Announcement
Effective with January 2018 billing, customers receiving water & sewer service from the Altoona Water Authority will notice a "Water Capital Surcharge" and/or a "Sewer Capital Surcharge" listed on their bill. This surcharge is designated for capital expenditures and is a flat monthly fee based upon the meter size.Read more
January 4, 2018 - 7:36am in Customer Service Announcement
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January 4, 2018 - 7:36am in Customer Service Announcement
If you have an emergency, whether it's water or sewer related, and it's after our regular hours of 7am to 3pm or on a weekend, what do you do? You call 814-949-2214 . The AWA has an answering service that will take your information and contact the foreman on call. Do not send an email. The fastest way to get a response is by calling 814-949-2214 .Read more
December 21, 2017 - 2:27pm in News
Jared Markel and Isaiah Freet were honored at the AWA's December board meeting for their hard work and dedication in painting all 1,988 AWA system fire hydrants. These young men undertook this task as part of the requirements necessary to eventually earn their Eagle Scout merit badge. AWA Chairman Bill Shirf and AWA General Manager Mark Perry spoke at the ceremony in which Jared and Isaiah were...Read more
December 7, 2017 - 3:13pm in Project Overview
We are currently upgrading our meter / meter reading system. Phase 1 of this project, which involves the installation of a device that will allow readings to be transmitted daily, has been completed. We are currently working on phase 2 of this project which involves upgrading all meters to a new “smart” meter that will aid us in leak detection and water accountability. We hope to have phase 2...Read more
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November 16, 2017 - 11:12am in Project Overview
Infrastructure Renewal Planning Future Revenue Needs AssessmentRead more
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November 10, 2017 - 9:53am in News
You can watch the video detailing the history behind and creation of the Horseshoe Curve reservoir system.Read more
September 1, 2017 - 8:24am in News
Recently, there has been a lot of talk in the news about Flint, MI, specifically the significant amounts of lead in the city’s drinking water which left a town of 100,000 without access to clean water. An online report on had the headline “18 cities in Pennsylvania reported higher levels of lead exposure than Flint”. A bar graph contained in the story showed Altoona had the second highest...Read more

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