Why visit the Drinking Water Treatment Plant?
Many people take for granted the simple act of turning on a faucet and getting a cold glass of water. Discover how the drinking water supply is treated before being piped to 40,000 Athens-Clarke County homes and business. Visitors of our tours learn about the coagulation, flocculation, filtration, and sterilization processes our drinking water must go through before distribution. Visitors see chemistry in action when they tour the drinking water and wastewater testing lab. The tour encourages an appreciation for our precious resource and inspires the adoption of conservation measures to protect our waters.

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1. Why visit the Drinking Water Treatment Plant?
2. Why visit the Water Reclamation Facility?
3. How can I schedule a tour?
4. When can I come for a tour?
5. How long will a tour last?
6. What ages are the tours appropriate for?
7. How many people can I bring with a group?
8. Do I need to bring chaperones with my school group?
9. What if it rains the day of my trip?
10. What should I wear for the visit?
11. Can we eat lunch at the facility?
12. Can my group receive an educational program along with a tour?
13. Is there assistance for transportation costs associated with ACC school buses?
14. Is there a fee for taking a tour?
15. What if I am running late or need to cancel my scheduled tour?
16. Are restrooms available at the tour sites?
17. Smile! Can we take your picture?
18. Where is the JG Beacham Drinking Water Treatment Plant located?
19. Where is the Cedar Creek Water Reclamation Facility located?