Our 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.”
Please enjoy a seven minute video which briefly outlines the history of Erie’s water system and describes the Erie Water Works commitment to providing this precious and abundant resource to our community.
Daniel J. Bensur
Richard E. Wagner
Paul D. Gambill
Ryan M. Bergquist
Cheryl Rush Dix
Shantel D. Hilliard
David E. Palotas
Jeffrey Willis II, PE
Heather A. Harrington, Esq.
The Erie Water Works Board Meetings are held at 3:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the John J McCormick Jr Administration Building located at 340 West Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA
Authority Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday thru Friday. (814.870.8000)
Please note that the dates and times are tentative and may be subject to change.
Mr. Craig H. Palmer, P.E.
814.870.8000 ext. 208
Mr. Ronald G. Costantini
814.870.8000 ext. 306
Mr. Peter N. Hirneisen, P.E.
814.870.8000 ext. 601
Mr. Ronald J. Loader
814.870.8000 ext. 119
Mr. Mark R. Murray
814.870.8000 ext. 406
Dr. Chad J. Ellsworth, P.E., P.G.
814.870.8000 ext. 202
The EWW serves the City of Erie, Lawrence Park Township, Wesleyville Borough, Harborcreek Township, Millcreek Township, McKean Township, McKean Borough, and portions of Summit and Greene Townships. Additionally, bulk water is sold directly to the Summit Township Water Authority and Fairview Township Water Authority for distribution to their customers. The map below depicts the primary and bulk service supply areas of Erie Water Works.
Potable water is essential to economic growth and development. The City of Erie and many of its surrounding municipalities are fortunate to be located within the boundaries of the Great Lakes Drainage Basin (GLDB). Water within the basin replenishes Lake Erie’s water supply. In turn, the water from Lake Erie can be used as public water to areas located within the GLDB. The water from Lake Erie is protected from being diverted outside the GLDB by the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 insuring an abundant supply of water for future generations. The Great Lakes Water Basin is depicted as the blue-shaded areas in the map below and exists as the potential expansion service area of Lake Erie water.
Erie Water Works History
John J. McCormick Jr. Administration Building
A sailor’s landmark on the southern shore of Presque Isle Bay, the Erie Water Works’ Chestnut Street Facility has an extensive history of providing water to the City of Erie and surrounding community.
Engineering, Distribution, & Meter Service Center
The Engineering, Distribution and Meter Service Center, located in the heart of the service area, provides a centralized facility from which the construction services are dispatched.