• 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
  • Fall Foliage
    Fall Foliage on Lake Athens, by J Hsiao

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

Texas Parks & Wildlife

Texas Parks & Wildlife

The Outdoor Annual has gone mobile! Afield or afloat, it's easy to access regulations on your iPhone, iPad or Android, even without internet service.

What's on our Minds

What the heck is the 448

What the heck is the 448'?

If you've ever visited with our staff regarding improvements to your lakefront property, more than likely you've heard us mention the 448'. What is it?

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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