The Macon Water Authority

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

Announcements

The Altamaha Riverkeeper, in partnership with the Macon Water Authority, will host the annual Riverkeeper Rally on Saturday May 11, 2019, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Amerson River Park in Macon. The public is invited to enjoy bluegrass, boats, and barbecue! The annual rally includes a two-hour float down the Ocmulgee, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., with a free shuttle provided. The afternoon float will be followed by live music provided by the “Recycled Grass Band.” Barbecue is on the menu for supper, and there is no cost to attend. For more information, contact the Altamaha Riverkeeper at 1-912-441-3908.


Hundreds of kids and parents are expected at Javors Lucas Lake on Saturday June 1, when the Macon Water Authority (MWA) hosts the 14th Annual Kids Fishing Derby. Participants and their adult guests will be able to fish for free, and refreshments will be provided. Registration for the event begins at 6:00 a.m., with the fishing tournament starting at 7:00 a.m. The official weigh-in, which will be held at 10:30 a.m., will determine the prizes to be awarded for the winner of the biggest catch of the day, as well as first, second and third place winners in four age group categories. For more information, contact our Water Operations Department at 478-464-5650.


As a utility that promotes safety in all aspects of its operations, the MWA encourages customers to “Call Before You Dig” around the house, to assure that you complete your household projects without damaging underground utilities. Georgia 811, a non-profit corporation dedicated to preventing damage to Georgia’s underground utilities while promoting public safety, has designated April as Safe Digging Month in Georgia. Remember, 811 is the number to dial before you conduct any digging, so you can assure your project is completed safely and without incident. Georgia 811 can help you with locating and identifying any underground utilities, prior to: planting trees, shrubs, or other landscaping activities, or installing fences, decks, swing sets, mail boxes, and more. For any questions or assistance, contact Georgia 811 by calling 811 or 1-800-282-7411 at least 48 hours, but no more than 10 working days, in advance so utility lines can be properly marked.


The Macon Water Authority (MWA) has acquired B&G Water Company, which will result in approximately 450 new accounts from South Macon-Bibb County joining the utility’s customer base. The transaction closed on Monday March 25, for a price of $300,000. With the owners of B&G Water Company set to retire, they approached the MWA about acquiring their privately-owned water system. The first order of business for the MWA will be to connect the seven smaller water systems operated by B&G Water Company to the MWA water distribution system. The new customers then will be able to enjoy the Authority’s additional resources and capabilities, such as various billing and payment options, 24/7 on-call support, protection against the adverse effects of drought, and the expertise of 222 employees at an award-winning system. In addition, B&G customers will gain the benefit of having enhanced fire protection and subsequent lower fire insurance premiums, once water distribution infrastructure is in place for the MWA system to be extended to their neighborhoods.


We need your help to protect our sewer lines -- and your home's plumbing -- by keeping them free of fats, oils, and grease (or FOG). Please join us in the fight against FOG! First, wipe plates clean prior to washing in the sink or in the dishwater. Also, let grease cool, and then pour it into a sealed container to throw away. Finally, we have free, reusable grease can covers you can pick up at our Second Street Headquarters that can help. For more information on Grease Education, check out the "Learn More" link below. Learn More »


This spring is an ideal time for MWA customers to prepare by getting a Family Emergency Plan and Basic Ready Kit in place, when severe weather includes the possibility of tornados in Middle Georgia. For starters, sit down with your family to decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go, and what you will do in the case of an emergency. Family Emergency Plans can help. These include designated meeting places and contact information for all family members, including names, dates of birth, social security numbers, and important medical information. In addition, write down info on the places and times each family member spends the majority of their day – where they will be and when. As for a Basic Ready Kit, store at least a three-day supply of bottled water, a can opener and non-perishable food. 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, 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 www.gema.ga.gov or on the Ready Georgia website at www.ready.ga.gov, via the 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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