Altoona Water Authority (AWA) supplies public water and provides sanitary sewer service to more than twenty-three thousand homes in Blair County, Pennsylvania. The company’s wastewater collection system serves more than nineteen thousand customers in Allegheny Township, Logan Township and the City of Altoona. The water system of AWA was established in the 1870’s. and later acquired the water system of Pennsylvania Railroad in the year 1981. AWA is a non-profit municipal authority has the most advanced technological systems in the United States. AWA’s water supply system consists of eleven reservoirs and have a storage capacity of approximately two billion gallons of water. AWA has sixteen water storage tanks which can store approximately twenty-eight million gallons of water. AWA has nine pumping stations that fill the storage tanks and transferring water from one area to another. The water distribution system of AWA consist of three hundred and eighty miles of transmission and distribution pipes.
- Website: http://www.altoonawater.com
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- Telephone Number: (814) 949-2540
- Headquartered In: Pennsylvania
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AWA’s collection system is divided into two drainage basins; the Easterly gravity and the Westerly sewerage basins. These facilities were the first systems in the eastern of the US to include treatment of normal wastewater flows, wet weather flows and combined sewer overflow discharges. The Western facility is situated in Tuckahoe Park and has a storage capacity of approximately 1.2 MG of wastewater. The Eastern facility is situated in Bellwood Avenue and Kettle Street and has a storage capacity of approximately 1.5 MG. AWA owns and operates seven water treatment plants and capable for treating 30 MGD.
The potable water provided by AWA is treated in one of the seven water treatment facilities. The process used in the water treatment facilities is direct filtration. The watershed system consists of seven drainage areas. The surface area of the watershed is about sixty miles in four counties.
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