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The Water Tower Welcomes Wade Trim to Innovation Campus as first Sustaining Partner

The Water Tower Welcomes Wade Trim to Innovation Campus as first Sustaining Partner
Wade Trim to open new office on The Water Tower Campus in Buford, Georgia

GWINNETT COUNTY, Georgia, November 17, 2021 – Wade Trim will be the first Sustaining Partner and second tenant at The Water Tower Innovation Center, a 55,000 square foot research collective on The Water Tower Global Innovation Hub Campus located in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

The campus will serve as an accelerator for water innovation by bringing together utilities, technology providers, educational institutions, and other industry partners to conduct applied research, technology innovation, workforce development, and community engagement.

“We are thrilled to have Wade Trim to open their new office on our campus,” said Melissa Meeker, CEO of The Water Tower. “Wade Trim’s commitment to advancing the water industry through thought leadership and technical expertise fits perfectly with our mission and we look forward to what our collaboration will bring.”

Consistently ranked in the top 500 design firms, top 200 environmental firms and nationally recognized for innovative solutions, Wade Trim’s operations spans 20 offices in the U.S.
Known for its Wet Weather capabilities, the firm’s focus also includes decades of planning, modeling, treatment, pumping and conveyance projects for water, wastewater, and stormwater projects using conventional or collaborative delivery methods.

Wade Trim is also the first Sustaining Partner of The Water Tower, contributing to the advancement of the water industry through leading-edge programming across the four pillars of applied research, technology demonstration, workforce development, and community engagement. For their first joint endeavor, the partnership between Wade Trim and The Water Tower will support development of an interactive ‘career mapping’ application that will help guide students, mid-career pivoters, and others discover and plan their career in the water industry.

“Part of our mission at Wade Trim is to solve complex challenges to create stronger communities,” said Wade Trim Senior Vice President, Chris Haney, PE. “Our partnership with The Water Tower exemplifies this goal by creating awareness and opportunities for those looking to enter the water industry. We look forward to this and many other important projects in collaboration with The Water Tower.”

The Water Tower, scheduled to open in March 2022, includes a three-story Innovation Center facility which will house office and collaboration spaces, classroom and meeting spaces, conference space, as well as experimental, analytical, and microbiology laboratories. A conveyance network will bring process streams from F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center to the facility to support bench-scale, full-scale, and pilot studies.


About the Water Tower

The Water Tower is a new breed of innovation center providing answers to a multitude of complex challenges facing the water industry through an integrated approach to applied research, technology innovation, workforce development, and stakeholder engagement. The Water Tower’s mission is to build a thriving ecosystem of water innovation fueled by imagination, informed by research, and powered by pioneers. For more information visit


About Wade Trim

Wade Trim is a pioneer in wet weather and municipal infrastructure solutions for local communities in the United States.  For nearly a century, our expert engineers, planners, and designers have helped build our nation’s infrastructure while continuing to support these communities over many decades.   We are committed to maximizing the value of a community’s infrastructure investment. Our Office of Applied Technology is specifically geared to drive innovation and new technology applications within our practices, our project delivery teams, and directly with our clients.  In 2022, Wade Trim will open a new office at The Water Tower, co-located with Gwinnett County DWR’s F. Wayne Hill WRC, the county’s flagship wastewater treatment facility.

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