The Macon Water Authority

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

Waterline Extension Fees

On January 6, 2011, the Board of Directors of the Macon Water Authority (MWA) approved a plan that will provide incentives for residents in Bibb County, who are currently receiving their water from wells, to tap into the existing MWA water lines.

For years, the MWA has been extending water lines throughout the county to meet growing demand, as well as to offer potential customers in more rural areas an opportunity to tap into the system.  Currently, the Authority requires a $2,100 extension fee for a new customer to do so.  But to encourage new customers to come on board, the MWA offers a no interest payment plan as an incentive, allowing the $2,100 extension fee to be paid back over time.

Some of the terms, conditions, and/or details of this Waterline Extension special payment plan include:

* The payment plan is calculated on the $2,100 fee, with payments spread over no more than 5 years, paid on a monthly basis (60 months at $35.00 per month, for example), at no interest.

* The payment plan is offered to homeowners OR residents of rental property.

* The owner of rental property, however, must become a utility customer; but, the payments can be billed to whatever utility account (for renters) the property owner designates.

A promissory note and "Deed to Secured Debt" must be notarized and signed by all owners of the property.  The "Deed to Secured Debt" will be recorded at the Bibb County Clerk of Deeds and fees of $28 will be collected for the recording and ultimate discharge of the deed.

The tap and set fee must be paid for either a 5/8" or 1" meter.  Currently, this charge is $690 for a 5/8" meter and $790 for a 1" meter.  Anything larger is not covered under this policy and must be paid in full at the time of application.  An application fee of $25 also will apply to anyone seeking water service.

Summary of Waterline Extension Fees:

* Application Fee = $25.00

* Tap and Set Fee = $690.00 for a 5/8-inch meter or $790.00 for a 1-inch meter

* Recording Fee = $28.00

* Water Extension = $2,100.00

The incentive plan only is available for Bibb County single-family residential dwellings, zoned as such.  This program is offered to existing houses currently serviced by a well, and not intended for new construction.  The MWA will confirm with the Bibb County Health Department that the structure is currently on a well.  After the service is connected to the MWA water system, there cannot be any cross-connection allowed to the private well.  Customers must ensure that the two systems remain separate for public health reasons.

For more information, or to sign up for the Waterline Extension Program, please call the MWA's Customer Care Department at (478) 464-5600.

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

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