Water Conservation Programs

The Athens-Clarke County Water Conservation Office offers a variety of presentations for children and adults. For more information on any of our programs or to schedule a visit or tour, please complete the Water Conservation Programs Form.

Adult Programs

Water Conservation Workshops and Training

The Water Conservation Office offers several training courses for homeowners, landscapers, and others throughout the year. Find out how you can fix leaks and save water with WaterSense labeled products. Contact us at savewater@accgov.com or go to our online calendar to see what is coming up next.

Speakers Bureau

Is your church or community organization interested in Athens' water? We have programs on water quality, the perils of bottled water, statewide water issues, and others. We can customize a presentation to suit your needs. We give talks to groups of all ages, backgrounds, and interest level.

To schedule a program, please contact the Water Conservation Coordinator at savewater@accgov.com.

Rain Barrel Workshops

Rain barrels help to conserve water and reduce erosion from stormwater runoff. The Water Conservation Office has partnered with the Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Division to offer rain barrel workshops. In this hands-on workshop participants work with ACC staff to build their own rain barrels and learn how to install them at home. Participants leave with their own, ready to install rain barrel!


Water Treatment Plant Tours

Schedule a tour through the JG Beacham Water Treatment Plant and Bob M. Snipes Water Resource Center to learn more about water treatment and testing.

Water Reclamation Facility Tours

Schedule a tour of the Cedar Creek Water Reclamation Facility to see the biological treatment process Athens-Clarke County uses to clean our wastewater.

PreK-12 Programs

Children's Programs

The children of Athens-Clarke County are the future of water conservation, so it’s our job to give them the tools they need to protect our precious natural resource. Through hands-on and interactive presentations, kids learn how to use water wisely while having fun at the same time. The Water Conservation Office promotes a culture of water conservation from the smallest to the tallest - classrooms, summer camps, scouts, and home schoolers just to name a few! Check out our Program Menu for more details on our most popular programs.

You can contact our office to make a presentation or schedule a tour of a facility.

Athens Green Schools Program

The Green Schools Program is a project of the Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division, ACC Public Utilities (Water Conservation), ACC Transportation and Public Works (Stormwater), and Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful. The Green Schools Program is designed to assist schools with environmental education and improvement efforts that focus on conservation, preservation, and beautification of our environment.

To Contact the Water Conservation Office Directly: 706-613-3729 / savewater@accgov.com

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