Water professionals from across the country came together on Earth Day to celebrate the grand opening of the Water Tower, a water industry innovation center in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The $33.7 million campus is a hub for water utilities, researchers, companies, and ground-breaking advancements to solve critical water and environmental challenges.

Born out of the pioneer spirit of Gwinnett County leadership, the Water Tower initiative launched in 2019 with the creation of two nonprofit organizations, The Water Tower at Gwinnett and the Water Tower Institute. Through the campus, educational programs, and a broad network of partners and collaborators, the Water Tower aims to provide real-world solutions for water utilities and help the public gain a better understanding of the resources and professionals needed to support clean water in our communities.

“We are thrilled to see this vision become a reality,” says Melissa Meeker, CEO of the Water Tower. “With the opening of this campus, water utilities across Georgia and beyond have access to the latest solutions and workforce training to advance their essential services.”