(ATLANTA – March 20, 2023) The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water District) invites the public to join us in chasing down household leaks by participating in the 11th annual Water Drop Dash 5K and Fun Run.
When: Saturday, March 25 at 8 a.m.
Registration: Registration is open online, or in-person at Big Peach Running Co. in Marietta through March 24 at 6 p.m. or any other Big Peach Running Co. location through March 22 at 6 p.m. Day-of registration is also available. *Registration includes a free t-shirt featuring our design contest winner’s retro art design. All in-person participants receive a die-cast finisher medal.
Who: Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to participate in this Peachtree Road Race Qualifier event.
Where: Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, GA*
All race participants will enjoy FREE ADMISSION to the Chattahoochee Nature Center on race day!
*Runners can participate virtually or in person.
What: The Metro Water District and the Chattahoochee Nature Center partner together each year to make the Water Drop Dash a fun and family-friendly way to learn about the importance of water conservation to our region.
As many as 1,000 runners are expected to participate in the 2023 Water Drop Dash that will serve as a closing event for the annual week-long mobilization effort, Fix a Leak Week, which is a national campaign of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program. To inspire water conservation efforts, WaterSense partners across the U.S. plan Fix a Leak Week events to encourage residents to find and fix leaks inside and outside of their homes.
Since 2000, per capita water use in the metro Atlanta region has dropped by more than 30 percent. This could not be achieved without the help of individuals across our region taking simple steps like fixing leaks and replacing outdated toilets and faucets with WaterSense-labeled products. We can all do our part to save water. Every drop counts!
About the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water Planning District)
The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District is dedicated to developing comprehensive regional and watershed-specific water resources plans to be implemented by local governments in the 15-county metro Atlanta region, which includes Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding, and Rockdale counties. These plans conserve public water supplies, protect water quality and recreational value of the waters and minimize potential adverse impacts of development on waters in and downstream of the region. Learn more at www.northgeorgiawater.org.