The Macon Water Authority

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

MWA's Supporting Role in Economic Development

As for the Macon Water Authority's (MWA) supporting role in economic development, relocation/expansion, and site selection for industries, the utility provides plentiful water and sewer capacity, the highest quality facilities and services, highly skilled professionals and technical expertise on staff, and additional benefits for companies seeking to locate in Macon-Bibb County or our surrounding service area. 

The Macon Water Authority supports economic development in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia by investing annually to the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority (MBCIA), which helps underwrite the costs of its operations and marketing efforts. 

In addition, the MWA invests more than $704,000 annually into a revolving fund for use to purchase and develop "industrial ready" sites in the area. 

For those companies looking to locate or expand within Macon-Bibb County, Georgia, please contact:

Mr. Stephen Adams

Executive Director

Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority

439 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201

(478) 223-0573

For those interested in what the Macon Water Authority can do for organizations within industries that are heavy water or sewer users (requiring extensive daily treatment capacity of either), take a closer look at the Advantages of the MWA and be sure to visit Macon Water Wealth or check out our latest Consumer Confidence Report (CCR).

The Advantages of the MWA

There are several benefits to locating to Macon-Bibb County, but our major focus is on what the MWA offers to the economic development and site selection decision making process.

Being a customer of the Macon Water Authority (MWA) offers more than your normal services. MWA Customers receive clean, safe and reliable drinking water 24 hours a day, seven days a week that is produced at the Frank C. Amerson, Jr. Water Treatment Plant - a five time winner of the Plant of the Year Award in Georgia and a multiple winner of the water industry's award for 100% Permitting Compliance. 

The value of MWA water and sewer services is evident, not solely in the numerous industry awards for our system, facilities, and our employee performance. Our Value is defined when these quality services are offered to MWA Customers at competitive and affordable prices. Ranked amongst other utilities, the MWA has some of the lowest and most competitive rates in the State of Georgia. Let's discuss some of our other advantages.

For our friends in food and beverage (and other industries, of course), here's a baker's dozen of reasons for having confidence in us as your water/sewer utility.

1. The MWA is an award-winning regional water utility (recognized for utility excellence by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, among others), providing services that extend well beyond the city limits of Macon-Bibb County.

2. The MWA's award-winning facilities (for permit compliance and excellence in performance) include a technologically superior water treatment facility, two water reclamation facilities, as well as model water distribution and sewer collection and conveyance systems, all well positioned for future growth and demand. 

3. The MWA has available capacity to accommodate twice its current production volume.  While the average daily demand for drinking water is approximately 24 millions gallons per day (MGD), the Authority has a water production capacity of more than twice that at 60 MGD at its Amerson Plant, with infrastructure in place to expand to 90 MGD when needed. 

In addition, the MWA's two wastewater treatment facilities have a combined 44 MGD treatment capacity, though the current daily average demand is likewise about half that amount. In August of 2018, the MWA invested 40-Million towards the rehabilitation of both water reclamation facilities. A project that reflects the MWA's commitment to continually reinvest in the renewal of its assets, ensuring the sustainable delivery of reliable, quality water and sewer services for current and future customers.

4. Not only does the MWA have readily available capacity, the utility offers quality in its water and sewer services, evident when the MWA won the "Best Tasting Drinking Water in North America" as judged by the American Water Works Association in 2009.

5. Completing the attributes of a great water system is the value of MWA water.  Such a high quality and readily available product is provided at some of the lowest rates in the state and region, with capitalization and renewal/replacement costs already accounted for in our rate structure.

6. An added benefit of the MWA system is that it lies within the Altamaha Watershed, which is the largest in Georgia, the second largest east of the Mississippi River, and it does not border any other state.  There are no water wars of any kind when considering access to MWA water.

7. The MWA provides system operations and treatment redundancies to assure customers do not have to worry about service outages.

8. The MWA also is a fiscally sound utility boasting the financial strength of a "Aa1" bond rating from Moody's and "AA/A-1" from Standard & Poor's, not to mention a debt coverage ratio that exceeds 2.1x.

9. The MWA invests time and resources in long-term strategic planning to assure the utility continues to meet the needs of its current customer base as well as additional customers coming on line in the future. 

10. The MWA benefits greatly from a highly trained and skilled staff of approximately 200 professionals, many of whom have achieved the highest professional standards and credentials within the water/sewer industry.

11. The MWA is an environmentally conscientious "green" organization and steward of natural resources.  As an example, the MWA was one of 6 pilot communities to join the waterSmart initiative in Georgia, beginning in 2007.

12. The MWA has an outstanding record for regulatory compliance, while anticipating and proactively enacting regulatory compliant principles yet to come.

13. Finally, the MWA has an accomplished reputation for safety and security, reflected in its role to provide excellent fire protection (water capacity and water pressure throughout its system) that helped Macon and Bibb County attain excellent marks during ISO certification.

So, How can we serve you??


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

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