Research Centers

The Water Tower offers research areas for lease with a range of amenities to support your water-related research and technology needs. At our Demonstration Facility, located adjacent to the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center, we offer access to three live wastewater streams from the treatment plant including primary influent, secondary effluent, advanced treated wastewater, and potable water.  The Demonstration Facility includes several research areas and exterior research pads as well as access to a well-equipped laboratory.  Both interior and exterior research sites offer access to power, commodity flows, and bathrooms.  


Access can also be granted to additional assets found in Gwinnett County including 3,800 miles of distribution system, 3,000 miles of collection system, 220 pump stations, 1,500 miles of stormwater system, and access to the following water qualities:

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Other Amenities

Work stations are available on a first come, first served basis. Meeting rooms can be booked for larger meetings, presentations, and brainstorming sessions for a reasonable fee. Researchers have access to a fully equipped kitchen, lounge area, showers, WIFI, and parking.

Construction Tools and Materials

Research clients must provide their own building materials, trucks, cement, etc. Basic tools are available in the fabrication garage. Clients must demolish, remove, and dispose of the structure at the end of leasing terms.

Intellectual Property Rights and Privacy

The Water Tower respects research intellectual property (IP) and privacy of research clients. We do not give out private information about our research clients and partners unless directed by the client/partner or an emergency situation arises. Client property is respected at all times during the terms of the lease. Outdoor research space may be ideal for your needs if you wish to keep all of your equipment and tests under lock and key.