Gwinnett County will celebrate water and water professionals with several weekend events surrounding the May 5 Water Professionals Appreciation Day observance.
Great Gwinnett Wetlands • May 2
9:00am to 1:00pm. Celebrate Earth Week with us and show YOU care about Gwinnett and the environment! To commemorate Earth Week and Water Professionals Appreciation Day, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, in partnership with Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources and Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, will launch a new pilot program to enhance our streams and wetlands as well as collect some data on their health. What better time to also stand alongside and recognize our water professionals and the important role they play in caring for our water resources! Aviation Institute of Maintenance, 2025 Satellite Pointe, Duluth. For more information or to volunteer for this event, please visit http://www.gwinnettcb.org/event/great-gwinnett-wetlands/.
NOTE: This is an event that was re-scheduled from April 25 due to inclement weather.
Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility Tours • May 2
9:00am and 1:00pm; tours will last approximately 1.5 hours. Have you ever wondered what happens to the water you use after it goes down the drain? If so, learn more about the important work our water professionals do at the Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility. Attendees will view the steps of Gwinnett County’s advanced wastewater treatment process and discover how we put microorganisms to work to return water to the environment in nearly pristine condition. Tours will last approximately 1.5 hours. Capacity is limited, so please arrive early to ensure admission. Significant walking will be required; no strollers please. Tours are suitable for ages 6 and up. Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility, 858 Tom Smith Rd SW in Lilburn. For more information, please call 678.376.6722 or email DWRconserve@gwinnettcounty.com.
Shoal Creek Water Treatment Plant Open House • May 9
10:00am – 2:00pm. Get to know your H2O at Shoal Creek Filter Plant as we appreciate our water professionals and recognize the vital role clean and safe drinking water plays in our daily lives. The free open house will include kids’ activities, refreshments, crafts, and tours of Shoal Creek Filter Plant. Water professionals will be on hand to answer your questions about the drinking water we supply to Gwinnett County. Shoal Creek Filter Plant, 1755 Buford Dam Road in Buford. For more information, please call 678.376.4200.