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.