The Western Berks Water Authority was incorporated on May 22, 1969 under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Construction of the water treatment plant and transmission system was started in early 1972. Operations commenced in June 1974 and treated water was pumped to customers for the first time on August 1, 1974.
The Authority processes and delivers water in bulk to the Boroughs of Wyomissing, West Reading, and Shillington which, in turn, deliver it to consumers in their municipalities through distribution systems they each maintain. In addition to providing water to the residents of the borough, Shillington also sells water to customers in Mohnton borough and portions of Spring and Cumru Townships.
The Authority’s board consists of six members, two appointed from each of the three member municipalities. The following individuals comprise the current board:
Mr. Leonard E. (Chip) Bilger II (Shillington)
Mr. William P. Murray (Wyomissing)
Mr. David L. Reeser (Wyomissing)
Dr. Lee Ruch (Shillington)
Ms. Annette M. Althouse (West Reading)
Mr. Michael D. Hart (West Reading)
The Western Berks Water Authority maintains a website with information on the operations of the system and can answer many of your questions. To access their website CLICK HERE.