The Macon Water Authority

790 Second Street • Macon, GA 31202-0108 • (478) 464-5600


If you are one who enjoys taking advantage of outdoor water during the summer, which the state allows before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. daily, you may want to consider adding an irrigation meter to your account. MWA customers who add an irrigation meter to their account pay only the tap fee and not the meter fee for installation, which results in half the startup cost of a traditional tap and set fee. Customers with irrigation meters don’t pay a sewer base fee or sewer consumption charges on that irrigation meter. Irrigation meters are designed ideally for residents seeking to improve the efficiency of their overall water consumption that includes outdoor watering for landscapes. By installing an irrigation meter, gallons used for outdoor watering are diverted from the traditional residential water meter, thus eliminating the sewer charges that would otherwise be calculated according to the measured use of the standard meter. For more information on how to apply for the advantages of an irrigation meter, please contact MWA Customer Care Representatives at 478-464-5600.

Want to know what's in your drinking water and why? Well, check the 2019 MWA Water Quality Report, available on this website via the "Learn More" link below. The Water Quality Report also is referred to as a Consumer Confidence Report because the annual document is published specifically for MWA customers to have confidence that they are consuming the cleanest and safest tap water possible. This year's Water Quality Report explains the laboratory tests taken and the data collected during the 2018 calendar year. Those results reveal that the MWA had no violations of drinking water quality standards last year, thus meeting or exceeding all regulatory limits for potential contaminants. For questions concerning this most recent MWA Water Quality Report, contact Gary McCoy, Director of Water Operations, at 478-464-5653 or at Learn More »

While some wet wipes are marketed and sold to consumers as “flushable” items, don’t believe it! Wet wipes actually are NOT flushable, because they do not “break up” like traditional toilet paper. They may flush, but they do not disintegrate. In fact, according to tests conducted by Consumer Reports, “flushable” wet wipes were still intact after 10 minutes following a simulated flushing. The test then placed those same wet wipes in a mixer for another 10 minutes. Still no disintegration. As a result, Consumer Reports confirms what MWA wastewater plant operators and line crews have known all along – wet wipes are NOT flushable! According to the Consumer Reports article on “Think twice about flushing wet wipes,” the bottom line is this: “Treating soiled wet wipes like disposable diapers by tossing them in a lined wastebasket will definitely keep your drain and sewer pipes clear.” For a demonstration on why you should not flush wet wipes, see the "Learn More" link. Learn More »

10 Steps to Industrial Stormwater Compliance is a half-day course designed to train facility operators working in industries covered under the Georgia’s Industrial Stormwater General Permit (GAR050000) in how to navigate the permit. The course covers how to assess industrial sites for potential sources of stormwater pollution, implement best management practices (BMPs), create a stormwater pollution prevention plan, conduct site inspections and benchmark sampling, and submit applications and reports. It is the only course of its kind in Georgia. To register, or for more information, use the "Learn More" link below. Learn More »

We need your help to protect our sewer lines -- and your home's plumbing -- by keeping them free of fats, oils, and grease (or FOG). Please join us in the fight against FOG! First, wipe plates clean prior to washing in the sink or in the dishwater. Also, let grease cool, and then pour it into a sealed container to throw away. Finally, we have free, reusable grease can covers you can pick up at our Second Street Headquarters that can help. For more information on Grease Education, check out the "Learn More" link below. Learn More »

Macon Water Authority
790 Second St.
P.O. Box 108
Macon, GA 31202-0108
(478) 464-5600
(478) 741-9146

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