The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Lewistown

The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Lewistown (MABL) serves residents in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania by providing potable drinking water, through a complex maze of over 300 miles of transmission and distribution mains; controlled in 17 different pressure zones by pressure reducing valves, pumps, and elevated water storage tanks.

MABL provides fire protection through over 600 hydrants.  MABL serves over 30,000 residents in the county and maintains over 11,000 billable accounts.

MABL is continuously striving to provide quality water service and expand the water service area. A long-range capital improvement plan is updated annually. These capital improvements along with the day to day operations, system maintenance, regulatory compliance, and emergency maintenance, are the cornerstone of the MABL mission.


Breaking News

2020 Capital Improvement Project - W 4th St Lewistown

Water line replacement of 5,000' of aged infrastructure prior to PennDot street paving project.

Estimated project cost $1,600,000.

The project will replace water mains that are over 100 years old with new 8" cement line ductile iron pipe. 

Phase 1: Bratton Avenue to Grove Avenue

Phase 2: Grove Avenue to Union Avenue

MABL service lines from the main to the curb will be replaced and new valves will be installed. Private service lines to the homes will not be replaced under this project.

Project schedule:

Contractor Notice to Proceed issued: May 2, 2020

Contractor on site: May 18, 2020

Final completion: September 2, 2020

Upcoming 2020 Capital Improvement Projects

-Laurel Creek Filtration Plant upgrades to operating and purification systems. Estimated project cost $1,900,000.

-Water tank facility upgrade. Estimated project cost $150,000.

-Security upgrades. Estimated project cost $150,000.

-Fire system improvement of 15,000' of aged infrastructure. Estimated project cost $2,500,000.

-New water main installation of 8,200' to expand the water system. Estimated project cost $1,300,000.

Fishing Access – Laurel Creek Reservoir

Access ONLY from the abandoned US 322 road north of the dam

  • ALL 'foot' access
  • No boating of any kind is permitted
  • No wading is permitted
  • Shore fishing ONLY

NO access is permitted to the south of the box culvert,

(toward the dam), which is at the northwest corner of the reservoir.

Please obey the “No Trespassing” signs posted along the perimeter of the dam and along US 322.

Violators will be prosecuted

Facts & Figures

You can view our annual report, Operation and Maintenance of Waterworks System in it's entirety by selecting the link below.

Annual report prepared by:

Uni-Tec Consulting Engineers, Inc.
2007 Cato Avenue
State College, PA 16801


Board of Directors

MABL is governed by a five-member Board of Directors who are appointed to staggered five-year terms by the Lewistown Borough Council. The Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the MABL main office.

Click here for the full meeting schedule for 2021.

Current Board Members and their positions on the Board are:

Benjamin Rager


Frank Berrier

Vice Chairman

Jennifer Miller

Secretary / Treasurer

Barry Bargo

Board Member

Jeff Rocco

Board Member

Financial Information

The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Lewistown is providing a copy of the Independent Auditor's Report completed annually by Baker Tilly - State College, Pennsylvania and as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

This report is available for you to view in PDF format below.

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