• Fall Foliage
    Fall Foliage on Lake Athens, by J Hsiao
  • Goose Parade
    A Parade of Geese, by D Forshage
  • Rainwater in Athens TX
    Rainwater in Athens TX, by T Hill
  • Blue Heron
    Great Blue Heron, by D Forshage
  • Looking East
    Looking East, by D Thomas

Welcome to AMWA

The Athens Municipal Water Authority ("AMWA") owns and maintains Lake Athens, to provide raw, untreated, wholesale water to the City of Athens.  The City of Athens then treats, sells, and distributes water to their customer's homes in the City of Athens.

The Athens Municipal Water Authority (“AMWA”) was originally formed in 1957 by the Texas Legislature as a Conservation and Reclamation District. In 1979 AMWA was converted into a municipal utility district operating under Chapter 54 of the Texas Water Code.

Please bookmark this website to use as your resource regarding all things about Lake Athens and the Athens Municipal Water Authority.  Please keep in mind, however, that because we strive to bring you the most recent information, the site is in a constant state of flux.  Your patience is greatly appreciated!!


Please congratulate the appointment of Ed Gatlin as the new Executive Director of the Authority, and thank Bill Casey for his service over the last four years.  Mr. Gatlin has resigned his position on the Board of Directors to accept the Executive Director position.  As such, the Authority's Board of Directors will be appointing someone to fill his unexpired term (until May 2022).  If you are interested, and meet the qualifications laid out in the Texas Water Code (here), please submit a letter of interest and a resume to Athens Municipal Water Authority, ATTN: Mike Peek, President, P.O. Box 229, Athens, TX 75751

Texas Parks & Wildlife has declared Giant Salvinia eradicated on Lake Athens.  Find more details here.

Who Are Our Partners

Athens Economic Development

Athens Economic Development

Visit the Athens Economic Development Corporation website.

What's on our Minds

TPWD Combats Zebra Mussels

TPWD Combats Zebra Mussels

New statewide rule requires draining of water from boats and onboard receptacles when leaving or approaching public freshwater lakes.

What's Happening at Lake Athens

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Here are a few events that may be of interest to property owners around Lake Athens.

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