Public education efforts from the Macon Water Authority inform Macon citizens and stakeholders about the nature of the water industry and the issues impacting the water profession. Common subjects within public education in the water industry include, but are not limited to:

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Conservation or Wise Water Use
  • Grease Management and FOG (fats, oils and grease) Education
  • Non-Dispersibles – those items to NOT flush down the toilet
  • Watershed Protection
  • Pollution Prevention

The MWA’s primary educational objectives are to increase the public’s awareness and knowledge about the people, facilities, and operations of their water utility, especially those issues directly impacting customers’ lives.


Grease & Waste Disposal

Residential customers can help prevent sewer spills and overflows by properly disposing of fats, oild, and grease (FOG) within their households. Rather than pour grease down the drain, potentially clogging and damaging home plumbing and MWA sewer lines, let grease cool and pour it into a sealed container for disposal…

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Wastewater Treatment, Water Treatment

How Is Wastewater Treated?

Wastewater Treatment Plants, such as the MWA’s Lower Poplar and Rocky Creek facilities, apply several steps to recycle wastewater. Wastewater treatment plants also are referred to as water reclamation facilities (WRF), since the wastewater is “reclaimed” for beneficial reuse and directly or indirectly returned to raw water storage facilities like…

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wastewater operations
Water Treatment

How is Water Treated?

The Macon Water Authority is a surface water treatment system. This means we collect and treat raw surface water runoff from seasonal rain events to produce drinking water. Rainwater flows into the Ocmulgee River or the MWA’s raw water storage reservoirs – Javors Lucas Lake. It then undergoes treatment for…

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How to Read Your Meter and Locate a Leak at Your Property

The Macon Water Authority offers insights on how to read meters and locate leaks on the customer's end—two things that seem simple, but can be a bit confusing.

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How to Read Your MWA Bill

The Macon Water Authority wants to help customers understand their water and sewer usage patterns, as well as the makeup (layout and design) of their bill.

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