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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.
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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.
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Health Information

You can find general information regarding contaminants and where to find additional information here.
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Weakened Immune System Notice

People with weakened immune systems and those who care for them should click here.
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PFAs and PFOAs

All tests for PFAs in the MAWC system have shown non-detectible results.
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Chromium

The EPA is in the process of determining the upcoming regulatory standard for Chromium 6. Read more here.
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Chloramines

The MAWC uses chloramines seasonally as a disinfectant. Click here to see links to further information.
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Microplastics

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.
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Disinfection

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.
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Pharmaceutical Information

If you are concerned about trace pharmaceutical information, click here. You can also see our map with drug drop-off locations.
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Fluoride Information

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.
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Staining of Plumbing Fixtures

Staining is likely a result of airborne bacteria which produce a pinkish or dark gray film on regularly moist surfaces.
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Natural Gas Drilling

Water quality near unconventional drilling sites on MAWC property is monitored independently by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Click here to read more.
Natural Gas Drilling