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McDONOUGH — The Henry County Water Authority will host its third annual Rain to Drain Teacher Workshops next week.

The workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17-20 at different HCWA locations. The events are intended to introduce Henry County teachers to the facilities and water professionals of the HCWA so local educators can use these resources in teaching science curricula through tours or activities that reflect the science of the water industry.

Each day, the workshop will include a tour of respective HCWA facilities in addition to activities and lessons that can be used by Henry teachers within their science classrooms.

Educational topics include water meters, water loss and leak detection, GIS data collection, water taste tests, bottled vs. tap water comparison, water treatment processes, wastewater treatment processes, camera trucks, FOG (fats, oils and grease), industrial monitoring, citizen science, adopt-a-stream, watershed protection, stormwater and more.

The first event June 17 will take place at the engineering facility at the HCWA headquarters, located at 1695 Ga. Highway 20 W. in McDonough.

The second event is June 18 at the Tussahaw Water Treatment Plant, located at 199 Preservation Drive in Jackson.

The third event June 19 will be held at the Walnut Creek Wastewater Plant, located at 1682 N. Ola Road in McDonough.

The fourth and final event June 20 will be held at the Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center, located at 100 Collins Road in Locust Grove.

Government Reporter

A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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