Facts About Lead
Click here to find out about more about lead, with lots of explanation, links, and our brochure Checking Your Service Line for Lead.
Lead and Copper Test Results
This is where you can find our results for our annual Lead and Copper tests. MAWC water routinely meets and exceeds requirements for lead and copper in at-risk homes.
You can find general information regarding contaminants and where to find additional information here.
Weakened Immune System Notice
People with weakened immune systems and those who care for them should click here.
PFAs and PFOAs
PFAS and PFOAs are man-made chemicals that do not break down easily in the environment.
The EPA is in the process of determining the upcoming regulatory standard for Chromium 6. Read more here.
The MAWC uses chloramines seasonally as a disinfectant. Click here to see links to further information.
Microplastics in water are fragments of any type of plastic that have entered the aquatic environment. A World Health Organization report estimated human health risks from microplastics are low.
Drinking water disinfection is one of the 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century, according to the US Centers for Disease Control. Click here to read more.
If you are concerned about trace pharmaceutical information, click here. You can also see our map with drug drop-off locations.
MAWC does not fluoridate the water supplied from our water treatment plants. The Ligonier supply from Greater Johnstown Water Authority will no longer be fluoridated in 2018. Click to read more.
Staining of Plumbing Fixtures
Staining is likely a result of airborne bacteria which produce a pinkish or dark gray film on regularly moist surfaces.