Southwestern Pennsyslvania Water Authority was created in December 1951 by Jefferson Borough and Jefferson Township.  In 1953, the Authority acquired ownership of the Trotter, General, Rices Landing and Clarksville Water Companies.  In 1967, the Authority acquired the Waynesburg Water Company system from the American Water Works Company.  Since that time, the Authority has acquired the water systems serving the Villages of Nemacolin, Isabella and Mather and the water system owned by the Southeast Franklin Sewer Authority. 

Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Authority has grown to be one of the the larger Authorities in Pennsylvania.  The Authority has a current customer base of 12,500 accounts serving a population of approximately 45,000 and maintains a pipe network of 7000 miles of pipeline.  The Authority's water system geographically now extends from a point west of Route 40 in Fayette County to Wind Ridge in Western Greene County.  The Authority's water treatment plant, located in Cumberland Township on the Monongahela River, in the center of the comprehensive service territory, serves the entire system.

Municipalities Serviced by Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Authority

Amwell Township, Center Township, Clarksville Borough, Cumberland Township, Deemston Borough, East Bethlehem Township,  Franklin Township, Georges Township, German Township, Gray Township, Jefferson Borough, Jefferson Township,  Luzerne Township, Menallen Township, Morgan  Township, PerryTownship, Greene Township, Redstone Township, Rices Landing Borough, Richhill Township,  Washington Township,   Wayne Township, Waynesburg Borough, West Bethlehem Township, Whitley Township. 

Professional Affiliations:

AWWA – American Water Works Association

ORSANCO – Ohio River Valley; Water Sanitation Commission

PMAA – Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association

WWOAP – Water Works Operators’ Association of Pennsylvania

  NRWA -  National Rural Water Association