The Macon Water Authority

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


The MWA Stormwater Department will close the alley (First Street Lane) entrance from September 19-26, 2023, for maintenance and construction. During this time, the alley (First Street Lane) traffic will detour to Mulberry Street Lane, either from First Street or Cotton Avenue. The combination of the continuous traffic from heavy garbage trucks down the alley and the shallow placement of underground pipes has caused an 18-inch clay pipe underneath the alley to fail, resulting in a cave-in. This has created a public safety hazard that needs to be addressed. MWA contractors will dig up and replace the existing failed pipe with a new one. For a map showing the detoured traffic pattern, please see the "Learn More" link below. Learn More »

One look at the trash and litter on the side of the road, and you have all the examples of stormwater pollution you need – paper, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, cigarette butts, food wrappers, etc. Anything thrown on the ground, whether it ends up in a stormwater drain or not, is certain to negatively impact our community in several ways. First, Aesthetics -- who wants to look at trash and litter on the streets? Imagine the impression guests have of our community when they see this. Second, Flooding -- trash and litter can clog stormwater drains and cause flooding that can negatively impact homes and businesses. Finally, Water Quality -- whether they enter the stormwater drain or not, trash and litter are likely to end up in a water body that provides our community with raw water for drinking water production. For more tips on how to prevent Stormwater Pollution, in addition to putting litter in its place, please visit the "Learn More" link below. Learn More »

You know those wipes that are marketed as "flushable"? Well, actually they're not! Wet wipes, Clorox wipes, rags, and other non-dispersible items (those things that do not break down naturally) can cause issues for your plumbing and our sewer lines. Non-dispersible items not only clog sewer lines in your home and within our system, but they can damage equipment and processes at MWA Water Reclamation Facilities. Please flush only toilet paper down the toilet, because a toilet is not a trashcan! For more information, please visit the "Learn More" link below. Learn More »

Macon's annual river cleanup -- Ocmulgee Alive! -- will be held on Saturday Oct. 14, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and we hope you will come join us! (The rain date is the next Saturday, 10/21.) If you do not have a pre-determined site to clean, you can gather with other volunteers at the Spring Street Boat Ramp. T-shirts will be given to all volunteers who register by Sept. 27. For more information, contact event organizer Natalie McEver, our Laboratory Analyst for Environmental Compliance, at 478-283-8108, or at A volunteer registration form is available via 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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