The Macon Water Authority

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

Rate Calculations for 2017

The typical residential water bill is based on service from a 5/8" customer meter. Rates vary slightly according to meter size, with base fees increasing with the size of the respective customer meter.

In 2017, MWA customers in Macon/Bibb County will pay a base fee of $9.00 for water service, using a typical 5/8-inch residential meter. 

Consumption, or the volume of water that flows through that meter each month, is measured in 100 cubic feet; whereas, 100 cubic feet of water (1 CCF or 1 unit) is approximately 748 gallons.  Charges for consumption, or volumetric rates, are billed at $2.20 per CCF for the first three (3) CCF, with each additional CCF over that initial (3) CCF amount billed at $2.30 per CCF.

MWA sewer customers with a 5/8-inch meter will pay a base fee of $9.00, plus consumption charges of $2.46 per CCF for the first 3 CCF, and then $2.56 per CCF thereafter up to 30 CCF, which is the cap placed on sewer consumption charges for customers with standard meters by the MWA to benefit residential sewer customers. 

In addition, residential customers without an irrigation meter (or just a standard meter) will pay sewer consumption charges on only 80% of the water metered on their account each month (rounded to the nearest CCF), but no more than 30 CCF in sewer consumption; furthermore, customers with an irrigation meter will not pay sewer consumption charges on that meter, but instead will pay sewer consumption charges based on their residential meter reading, but for only 95% of their water use each month (rounded to the nearest CCF), though with no cap on consumption. 

The typical family of four uses approximately 12,000 gallons, or 16 CCF, of water per month.  The following document shows how the monthly water and sewer bill is calculated for this residential customer account, including how charges are reduced for sewer service for those customers with and without an irrigation meter.  Check out the following link for the specifics about how a hypothetical customer's water and sewer bill is calculated.

2017 Sample Rate Calculations for MWA Residential Customers 

Commercial and industrial customers are billed according to their actual consumption or use of water and/or sewer services, which will be applied to each bill unless they indicate they have a flow meter.

For a complete overview of rates for all MWA customers, check out the Rates, Fees, and Charges page on this website, or contact the MWA Customer Care Department at 478-464-5600.

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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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