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April 22, 2022

Bourdeaux Announces Federal Grant For Water Research At Earth Day Event

Lawrenceville, GA Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) presented a check for $310,000 to The Water Tower to help fuel innovative water research and development.

“As we celebrate Earth Day, I’m proud to announce new support for the Water Tower and their effort to build a center of excellence around clean water technology in our community,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “This funding will help provide specialized lab equipment and support the Water Tower’s work of innovation around water technology and developing a water workforce for the 21st Century. The Water Tower’s research will also be critical to ensuring that the Atlanta region has continued access to clean water—over the long term—to support our families and growing economy.”

The Water Tower is a public-private partnership in Buford, Georgia that was created with the goal of, “bringing together the public and private sectors of the water industry, side by side with academia and nonprofits, to tackle the industry’s greatest challenges.”

“We greatly appreciate Congresswoman Bourdeaux’s leadership and support of The Water Tower. These funds will provide specialized lab equipment and help advance our mission to provide innovative solutions to the biggest challenges facing the water industry today,” said The Water Tower CEO Melissa Meeker. 

In spring of 2021, Rep. Bourdeaux submitted 10 funding requests for important community projects in Georgia’s 7th District to the House Appropriations Committee. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 includes funding for all 10 of her community projects. Congresswoman Bourdeaux secured $310,000 for new laboratory equipment to enhance The Water Tower’s mission to support water technology research and development.

Congresswoman Bourdeaux will be joined by the representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, The Water Tower, the Chamber of Commerce and local elected officials.


Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure. 

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford