Supporting Economic Development
The Macon Water Authority promotes economic growth and development in Macon-Bibb County and Middle Georgia. Our policies, product, and approach to customer service make it easy for companies to thrive in our hometown.
Partnering with the MBCIA
The Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority (MBCIA) is the lead agency for attracting new business investment in our community. The MBCIA encourages the expansion of existing industries and improves the quality of life in Macon-Bibb County and Middle Georgia.
As a Strategic Partner, the MWA supports the MBCIA annually by investing funds into its economic development activities, programs, and marketing efforts.
In addition, the MWA invests more than $704,000 annually into a revolving fund used for land purchases and preparations of industrial-ready sites for potential companies and their operations.
The MWA provides businesses with:
- Plentiful water and sewer capacity
- The highest quality facilities and service
- Highly skilled professionals and technical expertise on staff
Advantages of the MWA
The MWA is an award-winning regional water utility recognized for utility excellence by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies. The MWA’s award-winning facilities include a technologically superior water treatment facility, two water reclamation facilities, as well as model water distribution and sewer collection and conveyance systems, all positioned for future growth and demand.
Competitive Pricing & Fiscal Reliability
We provide our water services at some of the lowest rates in the state and region, with capitalization and renewal/replacement costs already accounted for in our rate structure.
The MWA also is a fiscally sound utility, boasting the financial strength of an “Aa1” bond rating from Moody’s and “AA/A-1” from Standard & Poor’s, not to mention a debt coverage ratio that exceeds 2.1x.
The MWA has the capacity to accommodate twice its current production volume. While the average daily demand for drinking water is approximately 24 million gallons per day (MGD), the Authority has a water production capacity of more than twice that at 60 MGD at its Amerson Plant, with infrastructure in place to expand to 90 MGD when needed.
In addition, the MWA’s two wastewater treatment facilities have a combined 44 MGD treatment capacity, with plans to expand that capacity in the future. In August 2018, the MWA invested $52 million for rehabilitation and technological upgrades at both water reclamation facilities. When this project was commissioned in 2022, it was largest capital project investment in the history of the MWA to date.
Investing in the Future
The MWA invests time and resources in long-term strategic planning to ensure the utility continues to meet the needs of its customers.