Description of System

About the System
The Ephrata Area Joint Authority (EAJA) was formed through an inter-municipal co-operation agreement between Clay Township, Ephrata Township, and Ephrata Borough. 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 the 8,222 customers in the three-municipality area.

Water Source
Of the almost two million gallons of water used daily approximately one third comes from the Cocalico Creek and the remaining comes from groundwater wells. The water from the Cocalico Creek is treated at the filtration plant located on Church Street, which was built in 1932 and upgraded in 1985. EAJA has three wells and 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.