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CCWA Offering Behind the Tap Tours during Open House on 5/13

Apr 28, 2017 by Suzanne Brown


Plant Operator Stephen Gibbs provides a 'behind the tap' tour during the 2016 Drinking Water Week Open House.

The Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) is celebrating Drinking Water Week with an Open House at the Terry R. Hicks Water Production Plant on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) 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 at the award-winning Hicks Plant, which is located at 1693 Freeman Road in Jonesboro, 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.

“We want to give customers the opportunity to see for themselves what takes place behind the tap and meet the people who are responsible for ensuring they have safe, high quality drinking water,” says Kendra Stanciel, CCWA water production manager.

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 the week of May 8 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 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.

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