The Summit Township Water Authority was established in 1972 with the appointment of five volunteer Board members by the Township Supervisors. Today, in addition to the Board, the Authority consists of a Manager, Foreman, four system operators and two office personnel.

Service is provided to over to 2,000 properties with water that is derived from two sources. Customers in the northern portion of the Township, along Route 19 and adjacent areas receive water that is purchased in bulk from the City of Erie. A series of production wells are used to supply the southern portion of the Township as well as the Route 97 corridor.

The Summit Township Water Authority can be reached by calling (814) 864-2323

Direct e-mail can also be sent to:

Manager Brian Hiles –
Office Manager Gretchen Hayford –
Administrative Secretary Kathy Hiles –

Office hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please be advised that we will be flushing fire hydrants and water mains in designated areas beginning Tuesday, June 7th from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
Customers are encouraged to avoid using water during the designated time.
Following the event, should you notice dirty or cloudy water, flush your cold water only until it runs clear prior to resuming normal use.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding while we perform this routine maintenance.
As always, should you have any questions, feel free to contact our office at 814-864-2323.
We will be flushing in the following areas on the dates indicated. Updates will be posted here as they become available.
June 7, 8 & 9 – Dorn Road, Hessinger Drive, Glory Drive, Laurie Drive, Evelyn Way, Carson Drive, Martha Way, Hamot Road (south of Oliver), Marlee Way, Sunset Trail, Saddlewood Drive, Colt Circle, Preakness Circle, Chelsie Drive, North Shelby Drive, Robison Road West, Oliver Road, Hawthorne Drive, Nathan Circle, Flower Road
June 14, 15 & 16 – Haibach Drive, Oliver Road, Jamie Lane, Valley View Circle, Sun Ridge Drive, Cardinal Drive, Robin Drive, Oriole Drive, Persimmon Drive, Flower Road, Pagan Road, Sheldon Drive

Water Authority Documents:

2021 Annual Water Quality Report
Rules and Regulations – Commercial Customers
Rules and Regulations – Residential Customers
Registered Backflow Inspectors as of 3-23-2022 – Inspectors List 3-23-2022

Payment Options:

We are now partnering with Payment Services Network (PSN) to provide you with greater online access and increased payment options!


You can now view your bill online regardless of how you chose to pay.

Opting out of receiving paper bills helps control costs and the environment.



CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR WATER BILL ONLINE The first time you will need to register; after that, payments are 3 easy steps.


Call toll-free 877-885-7968. Make sure to have your bill handy to provide your customer account number.


Our office is located on the first floor of the Summit Township Municipal Building, 1230 Townhall Road West, Suite 200, Erie, PA 16509

A secure drop box is located just to the right of the building’s front door. Please do not leave payments in the US Postal box on the side of the building.

*By paying online or by phone:

  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express
  • A convenience fee of 3% (+50¢ if payment is less than $100) will be added to credit/debit card payments
  • A convenience fee of $1.10 will be added to checking/savings payments
  • You can pay immediately, schedule a payment or set up Auto-Pay for the amount of your bill. (Auto-pay must be set up online.)
  • You can print receipts, view past payments, see the status of payments, stop Auto-Pay by going online.

Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP):

Are you or someone you know at risk of losing water service at their home? Help is available for Pennsylvanians who need help with water bills.

The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a new, temporary assistance program created by the American Rescue Plan Act. LIHWAP can help households that are in emergency situations maintain essential water access. Crisis situations include:

Past-due sewer bills;

Termination of water service; or,

Threat of termination of water service in the next 60 days.

To qualify, applicants must meet income requirements and have a crisis situation with water service. The Summit Township Water Authority is a participating vendor. Learn more about LIHWAP at

Apply for LIHWAP and other public assistance programs online at anytime through