Western Berks Water proudly provides high quality, award-winning drinking water to nine municipalities in Berks County, PA. Since 1974, we have provided our customers with bulk water that meets or exceeds regulatory compliance at a low and stable rate.
The purpose and desire of Western Berks Water is to deliver with integrity a safe, reliable, and sustainable water service. We strive to provide our customers with water at the lowest reasonable rate, consistent with safe business practices, in an environmentally sound manner. We attempt to understand our customers’ needs to ensure we’re able to meet future compliance, water quality and capacity requirements.
Western Berks Water 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, Wernersville Borough, Spring, Cumru, Bern and Lower Heidelberg Townships.
The boroughs of Shillington, West Reading, and Wyomissing created the Authority in 1969. Construction of the treatment plant was started in 1972, and the plant went into operation in June of 1974. Treated water was pumped to customers for the first time on August 1, 1974.
Western Berks Water Board
Western Berks Water board consists of six members, two appointed from each of the three member municipalities. The following individuals comprise the current board:
CHAIRMAN: Mr. Michael D. Hart, West Reading
VICE-CHAIRMAN: Mr. Michael D. Mountz, Shillington
TREASURER: Mr. David L. Reeser, Wyomissing
ASSISTANT TREASURER: Mr. James A. Beane, West Reading
SECRETARY: Mr. Douglas J. Weiss, Shillington
ASSISTANT SECRETARY: Mr. Christopher E. Choi, Wyomissing
Board meetings are typically held at the plant on the second Monday of each month.