Lace up Your Running Shoes. The Water Drop Dash 5K is Back for Fix a Leak Week!

(ATLANTA— February 20, 2020) – It’s time to start stretching. The Water Drop Dash 5K and Water Festival will be held Saturday, March 21 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell to celebrate national Fix a Leak Week (March 16-22), which reminds homeowners to check their plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems to save both water and money. Easily fixed leaks commonly result from worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. These fixes can save homeowners on their water bills.

The race takes place along a scenic, flat stretch of the Chattahoochee River, starting and finishing at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The event also features a 1-mile Kids Fun Run and a post-race Water Festival, which includes giveaways, games, and face painting, along with free admission to the nature center.

Each participant will receive a race number with a chip time that enables them to qualify for the 2021 AJC Peachtree Road Race, as well as free race photos from True Speed Photo.

Those not inclined to run can still get our great signature T-shirt by signing up as a “Ghost Runner.” You’ll get your shirt in the mail and will have done your part to save water.

Register now at or in person at local Big Peach stores. Registration is $35 in advance or $45 the day of the race.

Water Drop Dash 5K and Water Festival is designed to raise awareness about the importance of finding and fixing leaks around the home. Families are invited to come out and participate in the race and/or visit with vendors during the Water Festival to learn more about water conservation. Visit EPA’s Fix a Leak Week page for more information on checking for leaks in your home.

About Fix a Leak Week

Sponsored by the EPA’s WaterSense® program, the week-long education event encourages residents across the country to do their part to put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water lost every year from leaks in the home.

During Fix a Leak Week, everyone is encouraged to check for leaks inside your home. 

To help further spread this message, the Metro Water District is showcasing public service announcement-style videos created by talented high school students across the region expressing the importance of water conservation — at the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Cowie Weiss Theater during Fix a Leak Week—that’s March 16-22.

For more tips on how to conserve water, visit

For more information or to register for the Water Drop Dash 5K, visit

During Fix a Leak Week, check in with the Metro Water District’s Twitter feed for water and money-saving tips!

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About the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water District)
The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District is dedicated to developing comprehensive regional and watershed-specific water resource plans for local governments in the 15-county Atlanta region, which includes Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties. These plans protect water quality and public water supplies and protects the recreational value of the region’s waterways. The plans also minimize potential adverse impacts of development on waters within the region as well as downstream.

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WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering people simple ways to use less water.  For more information on WaterSense, and for a full list of WaterSense labeled products and WaterSense irrigation and builder partners, visit