Erie Water Works Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Completion of Richard S. Wasielewski Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

The Erie Water Works hosted a special event commemorating the completion of renovations to its Richard S. Wasielewski Water Treatment Plant (399 Sommerheim Drive, Erie) on Monday, October 16, 2023. The event began with opening remarks from Paul Vojtek, EWW CEO/CFO, and the Honorable Joseph Schember, Mayor, City of Erie, followed by a brief tour for invited guests.

The $80-million-dollar renovation of Erie Water Works primary water treatment facility will assure the residents and businesses in Northwest Pennsylvania receive the finest quality water available from a public water supply for decades to come. The nearly 17-year, three-phase project included new pumps and motors, new piping, back-up power generation, a state-of-the-art membrane filtration system and a full renovation of the facility.

“This significant investment funded through the issuance of tax-free municipal bonds and low-interest loans from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), demonstrates Erie Water Works commitment to provide the best water service possible to the more than 220,000 people we serve,” says Vojtek.

About Erie Water Works

Erie Water Works has been serving the Erie community and surrounding areas for 31 years, assuming operations of Erie’s water system on January 1, 1992. The Erie Water Works is an independent organization whose goal is to rehabilitate, operate and maintain the water system for residents and businesses in Northwest Pennsylvania while providing service at an affordable cost. Working together to make a difference, Erie Water Works employees stand by the community they work for and their Mission Statement: “To guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted, reasonably priced supply of quality water to its customers, which assures public health while promoting regional stability and future development.”