Clayton County Water Authority offering tours this weekend

The American Water Works Association and water community partners across North America celebrate Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives. CONTRIBUTED
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The American Water Works Association and water community partners across North America celebrate Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives. CONTRIBUTED

The Clayton County Water Authority is celebrating Drinking Water Week with an Open House at the Terry R. Hicks Water Production Plant, 1693 Freeman Road in Jonesboro. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday.

The American Water Works Association and water community partners across North America celebrate Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives. The 2017 celebration takes place May 7 – 13.

Staff will provide behind the tap tours of the facility every 30 minutes starting at 10:30 a.m. to show customers how Clayton County’s drinking water is produced and tested. Along with tours, staff will be on hand to share information on CCWA’s Newman Wetlands Center, public recreation areas and the importance of finding and fixing leaks. CCWA’s Tap on the Go portable water tank will also be set up for visitors to enjoy some of Clayton County’s tasty tap water.

Along with the open house, staff will provide information and answer questions about water quality at its HQ customer service location at 1600 Battle Creek Road in Morrow 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. M ay 8, 10 and 12. Its Tap on the Go portable water tank will be at this location 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. May 9 and 11.

AWWA and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week for more than 35 years. Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.