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

Citizen Academy Schedule:

Classroom Days are Thursdays from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM.

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

  • Session 1: Where Does My Water Come From? - Thursday, May 16, 2024
  • Session 3: Henry County Water Authority Planning & Operations - Thursday, May 30, 2024
  • Session 5: How To Become A Water Advocate - Thursday, June 13, 2024

Dinner will be served. 


Tour Days are Saturdays from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Session 2: Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center VIP Boat Tour - Saturday, May 18, 2024

           Location: 100 Collins Rd, Locust Grove, GA 30248

  • Session 4: Indian Creek Wastewater Plant VIP Tour - Saturday, June 1, 2024

           Location: 1601 Lester Mill Rd, Locust Grove GA 30248

  • Session 6: Tussahaw Water Plant VIP Tour - Saturday, June 15, 2024

           Location: 199 Preservation Avenue, Jackson GA 30233

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. 

REGISTER HERE! Please register by May 10th, 2024.

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!