General Authority (Water Authority)

Monthly Public Meeting
7:00 PM, 3rd Tuesday
Warriors Mark General Authority Pumping Station
2362 Red Fox Lane
Warriors Mark, PA 16877
814-632-7172 

Authority Members President
Terry Ellenberger
P.O. Box 122
Warriors Mark, PA  16877
phone: 632-7172 fax: 632-7172 

Secretary/Water Operator
William Markel, Jr.
P.O. Box 122
Warriors Mark, PA  16877
phone: 632-7172 fax: 632-7172Bruce Cox

Sherry Ellenberger
Jeff Howard
Dave Morgan
Stewart Neff, Board of Supervisors Representative – 814-632-5221/814-360-7555

Important information regarding water as a resource is provided below:
As quoted from the Learnz website:

“Water is a limited resource.It is needed for all living things and must be managed well to ensure we have enough for our needs and to protect our environment.

Water is a precious resource.We can’t live without it.

If you look at a map of the world you will see that much of our planet is covered in water. Our oceans are not the only source of water. Water is also present under the ground and as vapor in the air. Clouds formed by this vapor ensure that water falls back down to Earth as rain, sleet, snow or hail.

Oceans of water

There is a lot of water all around us but most of this is not freshwater. Ocean water has too much salt in it for us to drink.

Much of the water that falls back to Earth in one form or another becomes runoff. It travels some distance over land before making its way back to one of Earth’s oceans. As it travels over land, the water picks up salts and minerals from the rocks and soil and washes them into the ocean. The deposits have built up over many years.  That is why ocean water is so salty.

Freshwater 

Approximately 97% of Earth’s water is salt water. That leaves only about 3% that is freshwater for meeting the needs of people, plants and animals. Only about a third of our freshwater is available for us to use. The rest is frozen solid in glaciers, in the snow on high mountaintops and in the polar ice caps. The freshwater we use comes from surface water and groundwater.  Surface water is water we can see in ponds, rivers, lakes and streams. Groundwater is water that seeps down into the ground and collects in the spaces between rocks and soil underground. 

Protecting water

It is important to protect our water supplies from pollution. Once the water becomes polluted, it can be difficult or even impossible to clean.  Chemicals, like cleaning supplies, paints and other toxins, can seep into the ground and make the water unusable.  People must dispose of their waste products appropriately so we will have plenty of freshwater in the future. Streams, rivers and lakes  provide habitat for certain types of aquatic plants, fish, insects and birds. Some of these organisms need very pure freshwater.  Almost all organisms on Earth today contain at least 50% water in their bodies.  Living things use water to transport nutrients, hormones and oxygen to their cells, cleanse waste from their systems and cool their bodies.” 

For this and additional information please visit Learnz.

Other water conservation information and tips are available at:

Water Conservation and Saving Tips for Home

31 Simple Ways to Save Water at Home

Water Conservation Tips – How to Conserve Water at Home (Video)

How to Conserve Water