The Macon Water Authority

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


On August 9, officials from Irving Consumer Products announced that the family-owned company would be investing $400 million in a production facility in Macon-Bibb County at the Sofkee Industrial Park. The Irving complex is expected to employ approximately 200 people, with a payroll of an estimated $11 million. The arrival of Irving Consumer Products to the economies of Macon-Bibb County and the state of Georgia was made possible by the partnership between the MWA, the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, and others. Unlike any other water utility in the state, the MWA invests $704,000 annually into a fund for economic development purposes; more specifically, the Authority invests these dollars into land acquisition, installation of water and sewer infrastructure and more, in the development of industrial parks. Irving Consumer Products serves as an example of a significant return on that MWA investment. Learn More »

The Macon Water Authority was an active participant in the 85th Annual Conference of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals, held July 14-19, 2017 in Savannah, GA. Highlights included several industry awards for the Authority and technical sessions featuring MWA employees. For photos from this year's GAWP Annual Conference & Expo, check out the "Learn More" link below. Learn More »

Notice is hereby given that the Macon Water Authority (MWA) has retained Jimmy Hinson of BB&T Insurance Services to request proposals for Employee Benefit Broker Services, Health and Dental Insurance Administrative Services Only Agreement (ASO), Stop Loss Coverage and Pharmacy Benefits Management for the Macon Water Authority’s medical, dental and pharmacy benefits package. Insurance brokers licensed in the State of Georgia are invited to submit proposals outlining their qualifications to provide access to group health and dental insurance benefits and related services for the Macon Water Authority. Proposals are due by August 2, 2017 at 12:00 noon. If interested please request a Confidentiality Agreement including contact information and submit to: Jimmy C. Hinson (MWA Consultant) BB&T Insurance Services 4951 Forsyth Road Macon, Ga 31210 478-405-4200 Upon acceptance of the completed Confidentiality Agreement you will be provided the complete RFP packet of information necessary to complete your bid. Please follow the "Learn More" link for the timeline for the RFP 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.

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

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