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


A message from AMWA regarding COVID-19:

In light of the State of Disaster declared by the Governor and the National Emergency declared by the President, the Athens Municipal Water Authority is taking every precaution to protect our staff, elected officials, residents, and their families, by implementing modified operations.

As such, the Authority will only conduct business online, by phone, and through a drop box at the Authority’s office. Services will not be interrupted.

You can find blank, fillable forms for all permit application requests on our website, www.athenstxwater.org (http://bit.ly/PermitsForms) or inside the drop box at the Authority’s office. If you need to file a vegetation, land use, or construction permit, you can find them on the “Helpful Forms” page on the website.

To submit a permit application request, you can do so via email to officemgr@athenstxwater.org. Please submit a credit card authorization form with the permit application, so that the payment can be processed, and the permit can be completed.

You can also submit a completed permit application request via a locked drop box outside the Authority’s main door at 5302 FM 2495. Please make sure your permit application is complete, including a check for the correct application amount, or a credit card authorization form is completed.

The drop box will only be available during the Authority’s regular business hours.

As always, you can call the office at (903) 804-8501 or communication via email at officemgr@athenstxwater.org.


Who Are Our Partners

TX Freshwater Fisheries Ctr.

TX Freshwater Fisheries Ctr.

Visit the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center website.

What's on our Minds

Just WHO Consumes the Most?

Just WHO Consumes the Most?

Wondering who uses the most water from Lake Athens? The answer may not be quite what you expected.

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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