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, Assistant Manager, 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:

Bob Mitchell at bmitchell@stwa.us

Brian Hiles at bhiles@stwa.us

Gretchen Hayford at ghayford@stwa.us

Laura Taylor at ltaylor@stwa.us

Kathy Hiles at khiles@stwa.us

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

Current Announcements:

Attention customers in the 5 points area:
The state’s contractor will be making the final tie-in of the water line next week. The following customers will experience a brief interruption of service during the designated time.
Tuesday, July 20th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm:
customers on Hamot Road between, and including, the Vo-Tech school and Hamot Park
Wednesday, July 21st from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm:
8431 Oliver, 8451 Oliver, all homes between, and including 8513 – 8730 Oliver and all homes on Haibach Drive
We recommend that customers prepare for this interruption by drawing and storing enough water as necessary to be used until service is restored.
Once restored, customers will need to flush their lines to clear any cloudy or dirty water caused by air and debris. This should be done using the cold faucet to prevent drawing debris into your hot water tank.
Thank you for your understanding regarding this matter. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.


Annual Water Quality Report:

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 2.75% (+50¢ if payment is less than $100) will be added to credit/debit card payments
  • A convenience fee of $1.00 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 status of payments, stop Auto-Pay by going online.