The Chattahoochee River provides more than 70% of metro Atlanta’s drinking water to approximately five million people. Yet the watershed area north of Atlanta is among the nation’s smallest to serve a major metropolitan area.

This small watershed size—coupled with our growing population, altered landscape and changing climate—demands we be wise stewards of our water resources, to ensure we have enough clean water today, tomorrow and for future generations.


We support sustainable regional water planning and supply options, and promote economical, commonsense solutions to reduce water consumption. CRK has educated thousands of stakeholders, students, businesses and policy-makers about Georgia’s water crisis.

CRK has also worked to help resolve the decades-long Tri-State Water Conflict while being a voice for the resource so many people depend on.

Rainwater Harvesting

Since 2009, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) has worked with The Coca-Cola Company to harvest rainwater with rain barrels. The Coca-Cola Company provides used 60-gallon syrup containers for use by homeowners. CRK workshops teach homeowners about water conservation, water-wise gardening and rain barrel installation.

It’s up to all of us to use water wisely.

– Chris Manganiello

CRK Water Policy Director

Buy a Barrel and Kit

You can also purchase barrels and kits from the CRK Store and pick up directly from one of our offices ($35).

For more information, contact Jordan at or (404) 352-9828.

Want Other Options for Harvesting Rainwater?

Here are some local companies that provide prefabricated rain barrels and custom rainwater capture solutions:

  • The Rainbarrel Depot – – An assortment of rain barrel designs and accessories
  • The Rainwater Pillow – – A unique rain harvesting system designed to be stored in any horizontal wasted space such as a crawl space
  • Steve Williams – (, 404-234-1358) – Atlanta area rainwater harvesting consultant, available to design and install custom systems for homes and businesses

This program is supported by

The Coca-Cola Company

Learn More

Visit our Resource Library, where you’ll learn more about this critical issue and find practical tools to help you be more water-efficient at home, work, and in the garden.

Installation Guide

Information on water conservation, water-wise gardening and rain barrel installation and harvesting

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No Time To Waste

Water saving guide that teaches ways to be more water efficient at home, work, and in the garden

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Filling the
Water Gap

Report on water conservation efforts of local governments and businesses in the metro Atlanta region

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