Our Value to you

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Overall Benefits

  • The Water Tower's Campus includes the F. Wayne Hill Facility, Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, active public spaces including the greenway and trails, and the Dirt Training Center.
  • Area has direct access to local amenities and space to create additional amenities 
  • Campus includes a mix of research, demonstration, training, and public meeting facilities and gathering features that together create unique synergies
  • Treatment facilities and space at The Water Tower allow for access to nine commodity flows, which is unique and can be found in very few facilities around the world
  • Participation in the TWT workforce pipeline includes access to the internship and apprenticeship programs


Utilities

  • Utilities have the opportunity to solve regional or industry-wide problems by identifying, prioritizing, and participating in relevant applied research
  • On-site laboratories with high level capabilities provide the opportunity to pool resources from multiple utilities to purchase analytical equipment and reduce costs by eliminating overnight sample shipping to out-of-state labs
  • Provides valuable, hands-on training opportunities for utility staff with more offering than currently available, including but not limited to operations and maintenance, SCADA, utility management and leadership, and customer service
  • Opportunity to see and interact with new technology demonstrations or pilots prior to full-scale implementation

Technology Providers

  • Availability of multiple wastewater process streams to use for product testing and development.
  • Dedicated space for bench and pilot scale continuously operating technology testing and development
  • On-site laboratories with high level analytical capabilities
  • Office work space for employees involved with technology development
  • Technology/Product Validation Testing services
  • Access to consulting engineering experts who can help incorporate new technologies and processes into market
  • Opportunity for small companies to engage their own affordable R&D activities by providing space, access to work force, lab services, etc.

Universities

  • Availability of multiple wastewater process streams to use for research
  • Dedicated space for bench and pilot scale continuously operating testing
  • On-site laboratories with high level analytical capabilities including on-site analyses, bench space for analytical work, and access to analytical instruments for graduate students and researchers
  • Available work space for graduate students and researchers
  • Educational opportunities for students and professors, including tours of some of the most sophisticated treatment facilities in the U.S., participation in applied research projects, and access to potential employers for internships, co-ops, and jobs 


Education and Outreach

  • The Water Tower builds upon Gwinnett County's reputation as a leader and innovator in the water sector
  • Foster's goodwill and support for industry including utilities, universities, technology companies, and the engineering community
  • Provides a forum for collaboration on industry-wide challenges
  • Creates partnership opportunities with local, national, and international organizations