West Atlanta Watershed Alliance

The West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA) is an all-volunteer organization, WAWA was successful in preserving over 400 acres of greenspace from development in Southwest Atlanta and operates the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC), a 26-acre urban forest preserve and nature center. WAWA is also the steward of the nearby 135-acre Cascade Springs Nature Preserve and the 200-acre Lionel Hampton Beecher Park; all in Southwest Atlanta.

At the Outdoor Center the Bioponica system was put in using tilapia to supplement the system which grows food in troughs. After almost 10 tears it was decided to provide rainwater to feed the system with fresh clean water and native fish to replace the tilapia which can only be used in the warm seasons.

The system was upgraded through a grant from Georgia Pacific and the Georgia Aquarium and will be used to grow food and educate.

Ken Lovell demonstrating how the system works for Georgia Pacific and the Georgia Aquarium’s site visit.

Rainwater is fed from 2 – 500 gallon tanks through gravity collected off the 1037 sg ft roof which produces about 570 gallons potable quality of water per inch of rain and 28,500 gallons per year. To see the water test results click here!