The Macon Water Authority

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


On Saturday October 6, the MWA hosted the 14th Annual Ocmulgee Alive! Hundreds of volunteers came out to take part in Macon's Annual River Cleanup. The volunteers put into action this year's theme: "Clean Streets = Clean Streams = Clean Ocmulgee." That mission serves as a reminder to all that whatever trash or debris that is thrown out on the roadside ends up in local streams and eventually our Ocmulgee River, which is a primary source for recreation and drinking water. Please keep our streets clean and in turn protect our precious natural resources! For a look at photos from this year's cleanup, check out the 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 »

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 this "Learn More" link. 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 »

Effective August 1, 2018, the Macon Water Authority (MWA) will add a convenience fee to all customer credit and debit card transactions. The Authority will assess $2.50 per transaction for residential customers paying their bill with a credit or debit card, with a $500 limit per transaction. If bills are in excess of $500, customers can pay by credit card, but it will require multiple transactions, with the appropriate fee applied. Likewise, the MWA will charge 2.75% of the total transaction for non-residential customers who pay their bill with a credit/debit card. The MWA accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. For more information on MWA payment options, check out the "Learn More" link. 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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