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The Water Tower

• 55k sq-ft international innovation hub

• Conducting industry-leading research on water science


The Water Tower (TWT) launched in 2019 and opened its water innovation campus located in Buford, GA in April 2022. Convening the public and private sector water industry with academia and nonprofits, TWT aims to expedite the implementation of innovative water and wastewater solutions though programming in applied research, technology demonstrations, workforce recruitment and training, and community engagement. A live demonstration area helps innovators demonstrate their technologies in real-world conditions using water fl ows from the adjacent F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center. The field training center provides resources for hands-on water & wastewater operator, lab analyst, maintenance technician training, and more. 2,460 sq. ft . of laboratory experimental lab field training center The Water Tower This is a snapshot of what you’ll see during #EPIC2023. Reach out to us to learn about your presentation needs and discuss where best you can represent yourself during the event.


Next door is Gwinnett County’s F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center, an award-winning advanced wastewater treatment facility. Because the Center returns water to Lake Lanier, it meets or exceeds some of the most stringent effluent quality limits in the nation. The ozone, granular activated carbon, and membrane treatment processes are on the cutting edge of wastewater purification technology. Nutrient and energy recovery programs also make the Center a valuable community asset.


This is a snapshot of labs that we are able to tour during #EPIC2023. If you see a lab that you would like to conduct a presentation in, or would like to see the other lab options for a presentation please reach out to us.


Field Training Center


A controlled area dedicated to hands-on training and skills development for typical water utility field tasks including:

  • Field Safety

  • CDL driving course

  • Heavy equipment

Demo Area


Access for active, secure testing of water treatment and monitoring technologies through trailer hook-ups or direct access to:

  • Primary Influent, Secondary Effluent and Advanced Treated Effluent

  • Power

  • Data


Analysis Lab

Access to three state-of-the-art laboratory spaces to support water-related research & development 

  • Experimental, Analytical and Microbiology Labs 

  • Access to cold room, laundry, glass cleaning, etc.

  • Writing stations and lab conference room

  • Latest laboratory equipment from premium manufacturers

  • Staff support through graduate students 

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Multi-media Classrooms

Access to multiple classrooms, conference and collaboration spaces designed to host conferences, training programs, retreats, and networking events

  • Three classrooms with seating for 25-50  

  • 4,500 SF Multipurpose Room with seating up to 250  

  • 4 conference rooms for 8-24

  • Collaboration and Huddle Rooms

  • State-of-the-art AV capabilities

  • Catering Prep Room 


Experimental Lab


Microbiology Lab

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