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’s water comes from multiple sources. As of 2011, 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 pumped into the distribution system.
Everyone uses water differently. Some people run their dishwashers daily, use an older washing machine, take longer showers, have leaky toilets or faucets. Watering the lawn and flowers, washing vehicles, etc. can contribute to higher bills.
“Equivalent Dwelling Unit” is used for the purpose of capacity planning. One EDU is equivalent to 170 gallons of water per day.
The Authority accepts cash, checks, and money orders in the office. Payments by MasterCard, Visa, Discover and electronic checks may be made online by clicking the “Pay Bill” tab at the top of the page. The Authority offers automatic bank draft payments from your checking or savings account at no charge. Contact the office to complete the sign-