The Authority's Melvin L. Newman Wetlands Center is the focal point of the Clayton County Water Authority's community education efforts. Since its opening in 1995, the Wetlands Center has hosted more than 225,000 visitors, including students of all ages, to lessons & interpretive experiences of wetlands ecology, conservation and watershed protection.
The Newman Wetlands Center was created to demonstrate the importance of preserving wetlands environments and to provide public education in matters of natural resource conservation.
The CCWA has long been recognized as a leader in the water industry for our environmentally sound approach to wastewater treatment and resource management. Through innovative programs such as land application of treated wastewater, and the development of systems for producing marketable compost and fertilizer products from solid waste, we have set the standard in Georgia and the southeast for water provision and wastewater service.
As part of our continuing commitment to the community, we provide access to the Wetlands Center, so that our visitors here will understand the crucial role that wetlands play in the cycle of water.