Why Gwinnett wants to build a $30M ‘water innovation center’


Why Gwinnett wants to build a $30M ‘water innovation center’

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Gwinnett County wants to build a $30 million "water innovation center. These renderings provided by architecture and engineering firm Jacobs offer a glimpse at what the center could look like.

Gwinnett County is already well-known for its water conservation (and treatment) prowess

And now officials want to up the ante even further.

The county is ramping up efforts to bring a $30 million “water innovation center” to the property near the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center in Buford. 

The new center, officials said, would allow the county to expand its research efforts and partnerships, as well as offer training and public education aspects.

But why does Gwinnett feel the need to make such a large investment?

The dispute over water from the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers is more complex than one state against another state. (Erica A. Hernandez/AJC) www.accessatlanta.com


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