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Atlanta Water Conservation Seminar on March 17, 2010

March 11, 2010

On March 17, 2010 the Green Council of the Atlanta Board of REALTORS will be presenting it’s second education seminar which will focus on Water Conservation.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010
  • Time: 9:30 am, Registration; 10:00 – 11:30 am, Program
  • Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center
    5784 Lake Forrest Drive, Atlanta 30328
  • Cost: FREE to ABR members; $10 non-members
  • Speakers:
    Jim Harrington, Rainwater Collection Solutions
    Skip Rolquin, American Water Products LLC

At this seminar you will learn about the benefits and need of rainwater collection, both active and passive systems. The results of rainwater collection solve two of Atlanta’s biggest problems, flood and drought. You will receive information about the parts that make up a rainwater harvesting system and how to design the system.  Full details are available at

You must register for the class and this can be done at

You will also learn about water filtration options:

  • Water filtration basics
  • Office Products
  • Home Products
  • Point of Use
  • Whole Home
  • Other products
  • Atlanta Metro Area Water quality specifics
  • Conditions of water
  • Examples of filters from Atlanta customers
  • Retention and reuse of water

About the Speakers…

Jim Harrington

Jim Harrington developed “The Original Rainwater Pillow” in response to the drought in Georgia. Owner of Jim Harrington Garden Designs, one of the Atlanta Area’s top landscaping companies, he recognized the havoc that a lack of available water could wreak on his customers gardens. “After watching politicians respond to the drought by pointing fingers at each other and recommending initiatives like, “Take Shorter Showers Month,” we realized that it might take years for the government to provide enough water to keep our gardens alive. So, we decided to address this problem ourselves.”

The result is The Original Rainwater Pillow, an innovative way to take advantage of Georgia’s short, heavy downpours and provide ample water for flowers, gardens and other outdoor watering needs. Better yet, we do it without hard-to-disguise tanks and the garden excavation required for cisterns!

Skip Rolquin

Skip Rolquin is the General Manager of American Water Products LLC which has been providing water filtration solutions for homes and offices in the Metro Atlanta area since 1998.

Skip has been active in the City of Johns Creek as a city council candidate in 2006, member of the Transportation Committee for the development of the City Comprehensive Plan, and a current member of the North Fulton County Comprehensive Transportation Plan. Skip has been an active member of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years and the Johns Creek Business Association for over 5 years. American Water Products is also an Atlanta Board of REALTORS® Benefit partner.

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