Ephrata Area Joint Authority

Meeting Schedule for 2020

Thursday January 9, 2020
Thursday February 31,2020
Thursday March 12, 2020
Thursday April 9,2020
Thursday May 14, 2020
Thursday June 11,2020
Thursday July 9, 2020
Thursday August 13,2020
Thursday September 10, 2020
Thursday October 8, 2020
Thursday November 12, 2020
Thursday December 10, 2020

All meetings will convene at 7:00 PM in the Ephrata Borough Hall conference room, 124 S State St, Ephrata, PA.


The following members are part of the authority and each represents a specific area:

  • Tim Barr, Ephrata Borough
  • Gary Landis, Clay Township
  • Thomas Reinhold, Ephrata Borough
  • Steve Sawyer, Ephrata Township
  • Gregory Schmuck, Clay Township
  • Clark Stauffer, Ephrata Township

Duties & Authority Information

The Ephrata Area Joint Authority (EAJA) is comprised of three municipalities: Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township, and Clay Township. Authority members serve five-year staggered terms with each municipality appointing two members. The primary purpose of the authority is to provide water utilities to the member municipalities.

The Borough of Ephrata is the contract manager for the Authority Water System. The authority produces over 700 million gallons of water annually to serve more than 8,000 customers in the three-municipality area.

Of the two million gallons of water used daily approximately one half comes from the Cocalico Creek and the other half comes from groundwater wells. EAJA also has four storage tanks that can store a two-day supply of water.

The authority is continually upgrading the distribution system to improve service and reduce water losses.