HCWA Citizen Academy

Henry County Water Authority Citizen Academy

The Henry County Water Authority Citizen Academy is a 6-session program designed to provide education about where our water comes from, how it is treated, and how we protect one of our most precious natural resources on a daily basis.   


Benefits of the Citizen’s Academy:

  • Gain further knowledge of where our water comes from and how to conserve and protect it for future generations
  • Obtain a better understanding of the operations involved in providing clean water and the various challenges in the industry
  • Learn the value of water and the vast amount of employees and planning that is necessary to run an efficient system   
  • Have the opportunity to meet essential workers in the water industry on private VIP tours to ask questions and share information


Academy Schedule:

Classroom Days are Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (dinner will be served)

HCWA Engineering Building, 100 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough GA 30253 


  • Session 1: Where Does My Water Come From? - Thursday, May 18, 2023
  • Session 3: Henry County Water Authority Planning & Operations - Thursday, June 1, 2023
  • Session 5: How To Become A Water Advocate/Graduation Day! - Thursday, June 15, 2023


Tour Days are Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 


  • Session 2: Indian Creek Wastewater Plant VIP Tour - Saturday, May 20, 2023

           (1601 Lester Mill Rd, Locust Grove GA 30248)


  • Session 4: Tussahaw Water Plant VIP Tour - Saturday, June 3, 2023

           (199 Preservation Avenue, Jackson GA 30233)


  • Session 6: Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center VIP Boat Tour - Saturday, June 24, 2023

           (100 Collins Road, Locust Grove GA 30248)

Eligibility Requirements - Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Henry County Water Authority customer
  • Under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (max of 2 children with adult/minimum age of 13)
  • Complete and return the signed application and waiver below for each person/family member who plans to attend.
  • Be able to attend all classes. 

This 2023 class is now full!  If you would like to go on the waitlist for next year, please complete the registration below for May/June 2024. Thank you! 


Class sizes will be limited to 15 people.  Additional applicants can be placed on a waiting list and contacted as openings become available. For more information, please contact 678-583-3809.  Thank you!