Events and Workshops
DWR is happy to offer two festivals each year, each one offering an insider’s look at the award-winning facilities that help manage our water every day. We will post our next event as soon as it’s scheduled!
Water Production Open House and Festival
Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Shoal Creek Filter Plant, 1755 Buford Dam Rd, Buford
Join us at the Water Production Open House and Festival, hosted by the Gwinnett Department of Water Resources on May 18 from 10am - 2pm. At this free, family-friendly celebration, learn the amazing science of water, how it's processed, and how it gets to your home with a tour of the Shoal Creek Filter Plant. Enjoy free food, kids' activities, arts and crafts, games, giveaways, and touch-a-truck. Staff from multiple County departments and community partners will be present to answer questions.
Free Public Workshops
Department of Water Resources (DWR) workshops are a great chance to learn how to conserve and protect our shared water resources, get tips on making your home and yard more water friendly, and discover how DWR provides superior water services! Water Conservation Workshop attendees receive water conservation kits, and Water Quality Workshop attendees may qualify for a 5 percent credit on their Stormwater Utility Fee.
These free programs are offered year-round.Use the 2019 Water Workshops Calendar to view this year’s schedule. Workshop details are also published in the Gwinnett County Connection newsletter, included with your monthly water bill.
Due to high demand, pre-registration is recommended for DWR Workshops. There are three simple ways to register:
- Click here for online registration.
- Click here to send an email. Please include your name, address, and telephone number.
- Call 678.376.7193. Choose option 5. If you leave a voicemail, please include your name, address, and phone number.
Household Hazardous Collection Day
Date: Saturday, July 20
Time: 8:00am - Noon
Location: Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, located at 2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy in Lawrenceville
Summertime is here! So join us for the 2nd annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day! Gwinnett County residents are allowed to bring up to five "containers" each of household hazardous waste for FREE! So beat the heat and bring your HHW items down to the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.
For a list of acceptable items and quantity limits, click here.