The Macon Water Authority

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


MWA customers will experience a modest increase in water and sewer consumption rates, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The 2019 MWA water and sewer rates only include a 10-cent (per 748 gallons of use) increase in consumption charges. Consumption charges also are referred to as volumetric rates, which is a rate that applies to the amount of customer water/sewer use. However, for the third year in a row, the MWA will not increase the base fees for water and sewer services. Beginning in 2019, MWA residential water customers in Macon-Bibb County will pay $2.40 per CCF for consumption from 0 to 3 CCF, and $2.50 per CCF for consumption above 3 CCF. (Note, the MWA uses CCF, or 100 cubic feet, as a measure of one unit of water consumption. One unit, or one CCF, is equal to approximately 748 gallons.) MWA customers who also receive sewer services from the Authority will pay $2.66 per CCF in 2019, for usage between 0 and 3 CCF, and then $2.76 for consumption above 3 CCF. Sewer consumption charges, however, are billed according to only 80% of a customer’s water usage. It is rare for a water/sewer utility to not charge for sewer consumption according to 100% of metered water use. For more information on 2019 MWA customer rates, check out the “Rates, Fees and Charges” page on this website, as well as the “Learn More” link below to our PAFR for rate comparisons and more. Learn More »

Before winter temperatures arrive in full force, Macon Water Authority customers should weatherize their homes to protect water lines and sprinkler systems from freezing and bursting. Some helpful hints include wrapping your pipes with insulation and draining your sprinkler system and garden hoses completely. A thorough list and insights on weatherization tips are available on the Winterization Tips Education page of our website, accessible via the "Learn More" link below. Learn More »

Since we sometimes experience tropical storms, hurricanes, and winter snow and ice in Georgia, please consider putting together a Family Emergency Plan and Basic Ready Kit to make sure your family is prepared for emergencies and natural disasters. Before an emergency happens, sit down with your family and decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you should go, and what you will do in the case of emergency. Keep a copy of your plan in your emergency Basic Ready Kit or other safe place everyone can access. Family Emergency Plans include a neighborhood meeting place, and out-of-neighborhood meeting place, and an out-of-town meeting place. Make sure you have contact information for all members of the family, including their respective names, date of birth, social security number, and important medical information. In addition, write down where each family members spends the majority of their time, especially the location and contact information of places of work and schools. As for a Basic Ready Kit, store one gallon of drinking water per person per day, for at least a three-day supply. Also store a can opener and non-perishable food for that many days as well. Additional items may include a radio; flash lights with extra batteries; a first aid kit; a whistle to signal for help; a face mask for filtering contaminated air; plastic sheeting or tarps and duct tape for shelter repairs; moist wipes, garbage bags and plastic bags for hygiene; tools or at least a wrench and pliers to turn off utilities, and local maps. More information on emergency preparedness is available online at or on the Ready Georgia website at 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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