Tours, Speakers, & Outdoor Education
Tours at The Amerson Plant and Javors Lucas Lake
The MWA Amerson Plant and Javors J. Lucas Lake were constructed with public access and public education in mind. Amerson Plant tours are available every weekday, except Wednesdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., under the direction of the Plant Operations Director.
Individuals or groups are asked to call ahead to reserve a time to tour, so the Authority staff can provide a tour guide if needed.
For more information or to schedule a plant tour at the Amerson Water Plant or to request a speaker from water treatment to provide public information or a program for your group, citizens may contact the Authority’s Amerson Water Plant Staff at 478-464-5650.
Tours at The Lower Poplar and Rocky Creek Plants
The MWA Lower Poplar and Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facilities are available for public tours as well. The Authority typically conducts an average of a dozen or so tours of these facilities each year, so individuals and groups have shown interest in visiting the MWA wastewater treatment facilities and learning more about the wastewater treatment process. Guests are welcome to come out for plant tours; however, we ask that you call ahead so a tour guide may be provided, or other accommodations may be made.
To schedule a tour of the MWA Lower Poplar or Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facilities, contact the Authority’s Kate Kubesheski at 478-464-5680.
Amerson Water Works Park and Outdoor Education
The Macon Water Authority worked with organizers of the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail to extend and connect it to the site where the old MWA Riverside Drive Water Treatment Facility once stood. The grounds of the old treatment facility were cleared and transformed into a public park known today as the Amerson Water Works Park, after being dedicated in early 2009 in honor of long-time MWA Chairman of the Board, the late Frank C. Amerson, Jr.
The Macon Water Authority has partnered with New Town Macon and the Bibb County Board of Education/Public Schools to form an outdoor education program. The outdoor education partnership targets 7th-grade students for annual field trips. In addition, the MWA and its partners are planning to expand curricula and experiences for students in all grade levels and academic settings, using Amerson Water Works Park as the ideal site for studying and appreciating natural resources through experiential learning.