High School Students

Have you ever stopped to think about how important water is? It is a necessity to all living things but honestly, sometimes we take water for granted. Water is used in agriculture for livestock, to grow our food and to grow plants like cotton to make our clothing. Water is necessary in manufacturing the products we use, from shampoo to cars to carpet. Here in Georgia we use water to generate much of our power through hydroelectric power plants. In our communities we use water for recreation, landscaping and fire fighting. And don’t forget that water provides habitat for many species of animals. Water is our most precious natural resource. 

This website will help you discover ways you can make a positive impact in your watershed and your community through water conservation and water source protection. Explore the following links to learn about some of the great careers in the water industry and find resources on scholarship and internships in Georgia. We invite you to make a difference in the future of Georgia’s water!


 Help Conserve Our Water - What can you do to conserve water?
Saving water is as easy as turning off a faucet! Here are six simple things you can do at home: 

1. Don't keep the water running while you're brushing your teeth.

2. Take shorter showers. Make it a game. Keep an egg timer in the bathroom and see who can get their showers down to three minutes.

   (And still get clean!)

3. Help your mom or dad fix the dripping faucet. Did you know that it can waste 20 gallons of water a day?

4. Help your dad install a water-saving shower head. In addition to the water it saves, it also saves the fuel that would have been used to

   heat up the extra hot water. And that reduces pollution.

5. Fill a gallon plastic bottle with water and place it in your toilet tank. (The part in the back!) It will take up the same space as the water

   usually does, but in a year, it will keep 5,000 gallons of water from going down the drain. 

 Stockholm Junior Water Prize
 Win Big with Water Research!

Stockholm Junior Water PrizeThe Stockholm Junior Water Prize is the most prestigious international award for a water-related science project at the high school level. The prize taps into the unlimited potential of today's youth as they seek to address current and future water challenges.

The competition is open to projects aimed at enhancing the quality of life through improvement of water quality, water resource management, or water and wastewater treatment. If you are interested in competing in the state of Georgia’s Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition, see the following link to get more information:

For ideas on research topics for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition, see Need Ideas for Your Science Fair?




Summer High School Internships

The Clayton County Water Authority offers a Summer Internship Program for eligible Clayton County High School students.
Positions are available in our Engineering, Water Production/Water Reclamation and Customer Service Departments. Qualified
candidates must be at least 16 years old, a current Junior or Senior holding a minimum 3.0 GPA and have an ACT or SAT score.
They should have an interest in engineering, drafting, biology, environmental science or customer service.
To learn more about this program, call 678.422.2839.


Other Helpful Links:

Career Tools

College Programs in Georgia with a Water Focus

What is your Water Career Profile?

Scholarship Information

 Need Ideas for Your Science Fair?
  • Methods for Nutrient Removal
  • Potential Impacts of Pesticides
  • Effects of Disinfection Byproducts
  • Salinity Removal and Reduction
  • Effects of Personal Care Products
  • Methods for Water Conservation
  • Nutrient Reduction and Removal
  • Removal and Waste Disposal of Chemicals of Concern (Arsenic, Lead, etc.)
  • Microbial Fuel Cells
  • Treatment of Reclaimed Water
  • Effect of UV on Bacteria and Viruses
  • Impacts of Nanomaterials
  • Methods for Mitigating Property and Highway Runoff
  • Methods for Oil Removal
  • Innovative Processes for Wastewater Treatment
  • Occurrence/Effects of Surfactants
  • Renewable Energy Options for Wastewater Treatment
  • Managing Odors and Air Emissions
  • Treatment of Inorganic Wastewater
  • Effect of Deicing Salt on Groundwater
  • Effects of Stormwater Management Practices on Groundwater
  • Impact of Global Warming on Aquatic Species
  • Impact of Nonnative Species on Ecosystem Health
  • Detection of Pathogens