This is concerning routine system wide water main flushing that is scheduled for the weeks of April 24th to April 29th , May 1st to May 6th and May 8th to May 13th between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. This procedure may cause temporary water discoloration, cloudiness and or a decrease in water pressure. This should clear as you run your water, and normal water pressure should be restored following the flushing procedure which helps maintain clean water mains and maximum water quality. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these procedures, please call the office at (717) 367-7448 between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
EAWA serves over 6,300 cusotmers in Elizabethtown Borough, Mount Joy Township and West Donegal Township and produces approximately 1.3 million gallons a day (GPD) average of water.
EAWA’s water comes from multiple sources. Surface water comprises 25% of the total water produced. Surface water comes from the tributary named Back Run, which is augmented with flow during dry weather from the Conewago Creek, which is in turn augmented with flow from the Cornwall Quarry. This water is processed by the Authority’s filter plant, which is located at 211 West Hummelstown St. The remaining 75% of water is produced by seven (7) deep wells. Water is treated at the well sites and is pumped into the distribution system.