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

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!!



More Information here.

A message from AMWA regarding the office during COVID-19:

In accordance with the minimum health protocols set by the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas,DO NOT enter the Authority building if you have:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19

Visitors to the Authority office are encouraged to use the hand sanitizer provided in the lobby.

Thank you for your patience as we have navigated through these trying times.   Thank you for your continued patience as we resume some normal operations, while still taking precautions for the health and safety of our employees, elected officials, and citizens.

For more information from the Governor’s Strike Force to Reopen Texas, you can visit open.texas.gov

Who Are Our Partners

TX Freshwater Fisheries Ctr.

TX Freshwater Fisheries Ctr.

Visit the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center website.

What's on our Minds

An Essential Element

An Essential Element

Water. It's perhaps the most important element in life, and yet, we continue to take it for granted...

What's Happening at Lake Athens

Status of Lake Athens

Status of Lake Athens

Curious to know if Lake Athens is at its maximum level? Click here and find out!

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