Throughout its history the Erie Water Works (EWW) has played a vital role as a community partner in the area of economic development. Since its inception as a municipal authority in 1992 the Erie Water Works has invested over $250 Million toward Capital Improvement Projects that have enhanced the current system as well as prepare the Erie Region for future growth.
In July of 2002 the EWW adopted a policy in an effort to promote economic development and system growth in the Erie Region. The Policy was created to benefit new non-residential customers of the Erie Water Works service area and promote the attraction of job-creating, businesses to the Erie Region, as well as assist residents bring a public water supply into their communities. Initially, the Policy was to be implemented for a period of five years. However, every year since 2007 the policy has been favorably approved by the Board for an additional one year extension. At the EWW’s December, 2015 Board Meeting, the Board of Directors, on the recommendation of the Finance Committee, approved to extend the program through December 31, 2016.
The complete policy can be viewed by visiting the Economic Development Policy and a description of some of the more significant Capital Improvement Projects can be viewed by visiting the Capital Improvement Projects.