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Water is essential to life, and the Macon Water Authority is making a splash in the industry with their recent clean water awards. The Macon Water Authority (MWA) operates the world-class water, sewer, and storm water utility in Macon-Bibb County and has been a long-time partner and supporter of the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority (MBCIA).

Award Winning Utility Service  

Recently, the MWA received recognition for their commitment to clean water, winning several clean water awards. They were designated in 2023 “Best Tasting Tap Water in GA” by the Georgia Section of the American Water Works Association (GAWWA), and in the past, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) recognized them as the “Best Tasting Drinking Water in North America.” These accolades highlight the MWA’s dedication to ensuring safe and reliable water quality. Make sure you check out the full list here.

Partnership with MBCIA  

Not only does the Macon Water Authority provide top-notch service to the citizens of Macon-Bibb, but they also provide water and wastewater services to the industries that call Macon-Bibb County home. BrightFarms, a national leader in the indoor farming industry, is in the beginning phases of expanding their operations in Macon.

“BrightFarms is thrilled to be partnering with the Macon-Bibb County to build the future of agriculture in Georgia. After a vigorous site selection process, we chose Macon-Bibb due to numerous factors including its proximity to the population center of the state, which is essential to our overall mission – to build greenhouses close to our consumers to ensure the freshest, healthiest and tastiest leafy greens possible. Having a high-quality water source is incredibly important, and we are proud to partner with Macon Water Authority to source what we believe to be the best available water.”

By providing plentiful water, sewer and storm water capacity, the highest quality facilities and services, highly skilled professionals and technical expertise on staff, and additional benefits for companies seeking to locate in Macon-Bibb County, the MWA is one of the biggest selling points for industries looking to locate to Macon. The partnership between the Macon Water Authority and the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority is a prime example of how different threads in the community tapestry can come together to create a stronger whole. Their collaboration has helped to bring new businesses and industries to the area, creating jobs and driving economic growth.