Unlike most large cities that were built around access to water, Atlanta began as a transportation hub. It has the highest elevation of all major cities east of the Mississippi River. The region is located at the headwaters of six river basins, which represent the smallest available surface water supply source for any major metropolitan area in the country.
Water planning can be complex and sometimes confusing, but don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Check out our list of frequently asked questions to gain a better understanding of water planning and how it impacts our communities.