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| Myerstown Water Authority
The Myerstown Water Authority was
chartered by the Borough of Myerstown in 1948. Over the years the Authority has
proceeded with a variety of improvements to the water system including water
storage facilities, new sources of water supply and distribution system
Water Authority operates wells, as numbered, 3, 5 & 6 which pump water into
the water treatment facility located on Stracks Dam Road. Each well is capable
of producing approximately 400 gallons per minute. A separate well, designed as
well #8, produces 575 gallons per minutes and is located along South Cherry
Street and operates separately from the treatment facility.
Treatment facility is currently permitted to process 1,120 GPM. This facility
went online in 1997. As the water is pumped into the treatment facility from
wells 3, 5 & 6, it is injected with small quantities of chemical to adjust
the pH of the water. The filtered water is discharged to a 100,000-gallon
storage tank located under the treatment room floor of the treatment facility.
From this tank, finished water is pumped by one or more pumps into the
transmission main which connects the treatment facility with the water
distribution system and the Authoritys 1,000,000-gallon elevated
reservoir (water tower), which is located on College Street (RT 501).
The elevated reservoir, or the Water Tower as some of us call it, was
constructed in the Fall of 1960. Regular maintenance is performed on the tower
every year, and every few years the Tank gets a new coat of paint and the
inside of the tank is examined to make sure integrity is in tact.
Myerstown Water Authority has also constructed two booster pump stations. The
Locust Street Pump Station located on RT 645 north of town and the Washington
Street Pump Station located on West Washington Ave west of town. These booster
pump stations provide increased water flow and pressure to higher elevations of
the water distribution system and provides the ability to serve additional
customers in the future.
The Authority also supplies fire hydrants to
the communities of Myerstown and Jackson. These hydrants are flushed once a
year. Watch for advertisements in the merchandiser telling dates and times of
flushing and look on this site for the dates and times.
system currently has 2409 water customers.
The Authority supplies high
quality water to residents in the Borough of Myerstown and Jackson Township.
Billing Clerk - 717-866-6483
Plant - 717-866-9301
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