The Macon Water Authority

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

Announcements

The MWA 2018 Water Quality Report will be available for your review on this website beginning July 1. This annual Water Quality Report provides assurances that customers are drinking the cleanest and safest water possible, with evidence provided in data from water samples taken throughout the MWA system all during the year. Water Quality Reports are published by water utilities to inform consumers of what is in their tap water and why, to instill confidence in the public of tap water safety and superiority. For a review of the MWA Water Quality Report, check out the "Learn More" link below. Learn More »


The MWA has released its annual Water Quality Report, which assures customers and other consumers of our tap water that it is clean and safe to drink. The Water Quality Data contained within the 2018 MWA Water Quality Report provides scientific evidence that the Macon Water Authority's tap water meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements for drinking water safety. The purpose of the MWA Water Quality Report is to provide details of what is in our drinking water and why, so you can make informed decisions regarding consumption. Questions about the Water Quality Report should be directed to the MWA Water Treatment Operations staff at 478-464-5650. For a review of the 2018 MWA Water Quality Report, see the "Learn More" link below. Learn More »


The Macon Water Authority (MWA) would like to thank its customers for their patience and understanding during the transition this spring to implement the new Cayenta Customer Billing and Financial Software. The new Cayenta Software replaced a decades-old system with functions and features MWA customers have requested. The new software complements other MWA technologies and systems, providing streamlined workflows and automation for both customers and vendors. For more information on the features of our Cayenta Software, contact our Customer Care Representatives at 478-464-5600.


While pouring fats, oils and grease (FOG) down the sink may seem harmless enough, these substances harden and eventually clog sewer lines. As a result, “FOG clogs” create sewer spills and overflows that can release untreated wastewater into our creeks, rivers, streams and lakes. Not only does that harm our environment, it can affect the rivers and streams that provide us with our drinking water. Please help protect your home’s plumbing, our sewer system, and the environment, by not pouring FOG down your drain. Instead, let grease cool, pour it into a sealed container, and throw it in the trash. Also, wipe dishes and utensils clean before placing them in the dish washer or prior to washing them in the sink. To help you keep your home FOG-free, the MWA has a limited number of free, reusable grease can covers available at our headquarters for your use. For additional grease education, check out our "Learn More" link below. Learn More »


With trees, flowers, and grasses beginning to show signs of life now that spring is upon us, outdoor watering among MWA customers is sure to grow as well. Those looking for a means to water outdoors more efficiently may want to consider the advantages of adding an irrigation meter to their home or property. 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 do have to incur a one-time additional expense to install a backflow prevention device on their side of the meter, with an annual cost to have that device tested by a registered backflow prevention tester. Customers with irrigation meters don’t pay a sewer base fee or sewer consumption charges on that irrigation meter. Sewer charges are calculated only on the water used through a traditional residential meter, and sewer consumption charges are based on only 95% of water use according to the standard 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.


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 below. Learn More »


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

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