The Macon Water Authority

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

Rates, Fees, and Charges

The Macon Water Authority (MWA) strives to provide the cleanest, safest, best tasting drinking water possible, which is fairly and reasonably priced for all utility customers.  The Authority has some of the most competitive water and sewer rates in the industry. 

The rates, fees, and charges of the MWA are structured to include a base fee, calculated according to the size of a customer’s meter, as well as a variable or volumetric charge, based on consumption.  Rates also vary according to residential (typically smaller meters and lower base fees) and non-residential (larger meters for commercial and industrial) customers in Macon/Bibb County.  In addition, the wholesale rates for customers in Monroe County, Jones County, and the City of Byron, are established off of the retail rates for Macon/Bibb County customers.

In October of 2016, the MWA Board of Directors adopted a five-year rate plan upon the recommendation of the MWA Finance Committee and following in-depth analyses by the utility's staff of customer demand trends, operational requirements of the utility, capital project needs, and debt-coverage targets.

The Authority implements rates according to a fiscally responsible and conservative approach. As a result, the MWA maintains some of the most competitive water and sewer rates in the state of Georgia and in the nation. As evidence, metrics used in a rate study conducted by the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina conclude that the MWA has water/sewer rates that are significantly lower than similar utilities in Georgia, not to mention affordable when calculating rates as a percentage of median household income in Macon-Bibb County.

The following is an overview of ALL rates, fees, and charges, for MWA residential and non-residential customers in Macon/Bibb County:

2017-2019 Rates for MWA Residential Customers in Macon-Bibb.

2017-2019 Rates for MWA Non-Residential Customers in Macon-Bibb.

 

 

 

 

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