Ephrata Area Joint Authority

Meeting Schedule for 2019

Thursday January 17, 2019
Thursday February 21,2019
Thursday March 21, 2019
Thursday April 18,2019
Thursday May 16, 2019
Thursday June 20,2019
Thursday July 18, 2019
Thursday August 15,2019
Thursday September 19, 2019
Thursday October 10, 2019
Thursday November 14, 2019
Thursday December 12, 2019

All meetings will convene at 7:00 PM in the Ephrata Borough Hall conference room, 124 S State St, Ephrata, PA.


The following members are part of the authority and each represents a specific area:
  • Dan Burkholder, Ephrata Borough
  • Gary Landis, Clay Township
  • Thomas Reinhold, Ephrata Borough
  • Steve Sawyer, Ephrata Township
  • Gregory Schmuck, Clay Township
  • Clark Stauffer, Ephrata Township

Duties & Authority Information

The Ephrata Area Joint Authority (EAJA) is comprised of three municipalities: Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township, and Clay Township. Authority members serve five-year staggered terms with each municipality appointing two members. The primary purpose of the authority is to provide water utilities to the member municipalities.

The Borough of Ephrata is the contract manager for the Authority Water System. The authority produces over 700 million gallons of water annually to serve more than 8,000 customers in the three-municipality area.

Of the two million gallons of water used daily approximately one half comes from the Cocalico Creek and the other half comes from groundwater wells. EAJA also has four storage tanks that can store a two-day supply of water.

The authority is continually upgrading the distribution system to improve service and reduce water losses.