Friday, February 4, 2011

Rain Barrel and Water Conservation Workshop at OAC - Friday, February 11, 2011

Georgia’s historic drought and ongoing water supply concerns have continued to bring attention to the importance of water conservation and water-smart landscape and gardening practices. People every-where are seeking ways to minimize their water use, yet maintain an attractive landscape.  Rain barrels can be part of the solution. A properly installed and maintained rain barrel can save a homeowner up to 1300 gallons of water during the three summer months alone.

In collaboration with the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, WAWA will host a Rain Barrel Workshop on Friday, February 11, 2011 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Outdoor Activity Center. The workshop, which includes an animated 40-minute PowerPoint presentation, will cover: water issues in metro Atlanta, how to save water in your home and garden, and how to install and maintain a rain barrel. Participants will receive a free 60-gallon rain barrel, courtesy of Coca-Cola, that they will assemble and take home that night.

The workshop is free and open to the public, but space is limited so registration is required.  To register or to receive more information about the workshop, send an e-mail to or call 404-752-5385.
The Outdoor Activity Center is located at 1442 Richland Rd. S.W. Atlanta, GA 30310.