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



More Information here.

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

The Athens Municipal Water Authority will begin opening its lobby to visitors on Monday, June 8, 2020. The new hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.  The Authority will still be available by phone and email from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

All visitors to the Authority will be required to practice social distancing, as such only one (1) person will be allowed in the lobby at a time.  If there is a visitor in the lobby, please remain outside the double doors.

Everyone is still encouraged to use the drop-box outside the Authority offices to drop off payments or completed permits or the online payment system.

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


The Athens Municipal Water Authority is accepting sealed bids for the purchase of 7.848 acres located off CR 4801, Athens. For details on the property including a map and plat, please visit http://bit.ly/7848MAP. For further information you may call (903) 804-8501.
Minimum offer $49,000. The Authority will sell only as one tract. Bids must be received at the Authority’s office no later than 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. No late entries will be considered. The Board of Directors will consider bids during their monthly meeting on Friday, November 13, 2020.
Physical address: 5302 FM 2495, Athens, TX 75752
Mailing address: P.O. Box 229, Athens TX 75751
The Athens Municipal Water Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

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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