The Macon Water Authority

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


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 »

The 2018 fishing season at Javors Lucas Lake is in full swing. The Authority's reservoir is open for public fishing now through June 24, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The MWA will host its annual Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday June 2, for young anglers aged 3 to 16, who will compete for prizes for the biggest catches of the day. This free fishing event is held on one of the few days during the year when the Georgia Department of Natural Resources allows fishing without a license. For more information on public fishing at Javors Lucas Lake, check out 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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