Clayton County Natural Treatment System
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Ticket: $85, includes lunch.
Bus departs from the Marriott Marquis Atlanta
Join WateReuse for an in-depth technical tour of Clayton County Water Authority’s indirect potable reuse system. During Georgia’s second worst drought on record, this system kept Clayton County’s raw water reserves at 77% of capacity or higher. The tour will begin at the Shamrock Community Center on the shores of the Shamrock/Blalock Reservoir, a major source for drinking water in the region. Visitors will then explore the E.L. Huie Jr. Constructed Treatment Wetlands, a 263-acre natural treatment system that uses plants, soils, and naturally occurring bacteria to polish recycled water before sending it to the drinking water reservoirs. The tour concludes at the W.B. Casey Water Reclamation Facility, where the process begins to transform up to 24 million gallons of wastewater each day into clean and safe drinking water.
Please wear closed-toe shoes. In the event of rain, visitors will tour the Terry R. Hicks Water Production Complex.