Water & Sewer Services
Ebensburg Borough provides a public water supply to its 2,200 customers in Ebensburg Borough and much of Cambria Township, and sanitary sewer service to a like number. In addition, the Ebensburg System provides “bulk water” on a regular or standby basis to neighboring systems in Jackson Township, Blacklick Township, Croyle Township and Nanty Glo Borough.
We strive to provide our customers with the highest quality of water, and consistently meet or exceed all PaDEP and EPA drinking water standards. Water is obtained from two reservoirs and treated at our own water treatment facility, capable of processing 1.2 million gallons each day. Our System is also capable of purchasing water from the Greater Johnstown Water Authority’s Saltlick Reservoir in Mineral Point. Water storage is provided by three water storage tanks with a total capacity of 5 million gallons.
Ebensburg’s wastewater treatment facility can treat and safely discharge up to 2.4 million gallons each day. The Borough sub-contracts the operation of the wastewater treatment plant to Severn Trent Services, a leader in wastewater technology, operations and analytical services. Ebensburg and Severn Trent Services are proud of our record of compliance with PaDEP and EPA standards.
Ebensburg’s water and wastewater Systems are owned by the Ebensburg Municipal Authority. The Authority is responsible for establishing rates and fees, capital improvements to the System, managing debt necessary for said improvements, obtaining construction and operating permits, and adopting Rules & Regulations for the operation of the System. The Systems are operated by the Borough of Ebensburg, who is responsible for all aspects of the operation of the System, maintenance and repair of the System, billing, collection of water rates and other charges, financial accounting and enforcement of the Rules & Regulations.