HCWA Citizen Academy

Henry County Water Authority Citizen Academy

The next Citizen Academy will be held in June 2023! 
Please check back for the next class schedule. 


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
  • Session 3: Henry County Water Authority Planning & Operations - Thursday
  • Session 6: How To Become A Water Advocate/Graduation Day! - Thursday


Tour Days are Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

  • Session 2: Tussahaw Water Plant VIP Tour - Saturday

           (199 Preservation Avenue, Jackson GA 30233)


  • Session 4: Walnut Creek Wastewater Plant VIP Tour - Saturday

           (1682 North Ola Road, McDonough GA 30252)


  • Session 5: Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center VIP Boat Tour - Saturday

           (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.


The next Academy will be held in June 2023! Please check back for next schedule.

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!