Public invited to tour Macon’s water treatment plant

lfabian@macon.comMay 7, 2013 

How does the Macon Water Authority take the often muddy water of the Ocmulgee River and turn it into the best tasting tap water in the nation?

You can see for yourself during an open house from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday at the Frank C. Amerson Jr. Water Treatment Facility.

Georgia’s four-time Plant of the Year is celebrating Drinking Water Week with public tours of the operation on the Javors Lucas Lake at the Town Creek Reservoir.

“What to know about H2O” is the theme of the observance that will also celebrate the plant’s production of the “2009 Best Tasting Drinking Water in North America,” as judged by the American Water Works Association.

Guides also will explain how the MWA protects the water supply and natural resources.

From Upper River Road in Jones County, turn on Dr. Lee Road and follow the street that curves along the reservoir until you come to the gates located at 703 River Bend Road.

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