The John’s Creek Environmental Campus (JCEC) has hosted more than 25,000 visitors since it opened. Why? One of the most state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facilities in the U.S. is also an educational site. Here are five reasons to plan a visit:

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Groups Visit for Free

Learn about the importance of clean water and why we all need to be good stewards of our environment. Schedule a tour at least two weeks in advance for groups of 10 or more. Children must be 7 or older to participate. Grab another family or two and plan a free educational playdate! Don’t skip the reservation, no walk-in tours are available.

See the Facilities in Action

See how the facilities treat wastewater through an instructor-led tour of the plant while it’s operating! Learn about the construction and unique features of the plant, include use of Membrane BioReactor Technology. See the pipes and massive structures and look at water after it has been treated.

Become a Lab Tech for a Day

As part of an educational tour, kids can get hands-on with handmade wastewater. Using basic strategies (and appropriate lab protective wear) they can remove contaminants to treat water.

Visit a Model Town

The water treatment cycle comes to life during an instructor led journey through a Water/Wastewater Model Town. Explore the entire water treatment cycle and learn how pollution can impact our waterways. Follow the processes for drinking water treatment and wastewater treatment processes that happen in our communities.

Play on Campus

The JCEC is right next to the Chattahoochee River and is a pretty place to go exploring. Wander a series of walking trails, cross a covered bridge, and explore the many plants and trees that thrive here. Bonus: the JCEC is adjacent to Garrard Landing Park’s playground.

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