The Macon Water Authority

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

Rate Changes for 2019

The Macon Water Authority (MWA) Board of Directors adopted a five-year rate plan in October of 2016, when the Authority adopted rates for the three-year period of 2017-2019.

Effective Jan. 1, and through the end of 2019, some MWA rates/fees will adjust to maintain the utility's sound financial position and debt-service coverage ratios, while also enabling the Authority to continue pursuit of its long-term capital improvements to the water/sewer system and to account for the increased costs for operations.

Consumption charges for water and sewer increase by 10 cents

The 2019 MWA rates/fees include a small increase of 10 cents to customer water and sewer variable or volumetric rates (consumption charges). MWA residential customers will pay $2.40 per CCF for water up to 3 CCF, and $2.50 thereafter, while they will pay $2.66 per CCF for sewer up to 3 CCF, and $2.76 thereafter. Non-residential customers will pay $2.50 per CCF for water and $2.76 per CCF for sewer.  (One unit or CCF is equal to 100 cubic feet or 748 gallons.) 

Base fees for water and sewer remain the same for standard residential meters (5/8-inch and 1-inch)

Residential customers with standard 5/8-inch or 1-inch meters WILL NOT see an increase to the base fee for water and sewer services during 2019. In addition, customers with a 1.5-inch or larger sized meter also will NOT receive an increase in their base fee.

Cap on sewer consumption charges for customers with standard meters

The MWA is unique among public water and sewer utilities in that it will continue to bill less than total volume and place a cap on sewer consumption charges during 2019, just as it has in previous years. The MWA Board adopted this policy in 2012, and the Authority has implemented it each year since.

Residential sewer customers without an irrigation meter will pay variable rates based on only 80 percent of their water consumption, rather than 100 percent, and these sewer consumption charges will be capped at 30 CCF of monthly use. 

Those MWA residential customers with an irrigation meter will pay NO sewer consumption charges for water use metered through their irrigation meter, but will pay sewer consumption charges based off their residential water meter -- although only at 95 percent of the water consumed through that standard meter each month. However, there is no cap on sewer consumption charges for customers who have an irrigation meter.

To review all rates for MWA customers, check out the Rates for All MWA Customers page on this site, or call the MWA at (478) 464-5600.

The following rate changes are effective Jan. 1, 2019 and applicable until the end of the calendar year. The above rate changes are applicable to MWA customers in the City of Macon and Bibb County.


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

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