Richard Hanson

A 1989 industrial engineering graduate of Georgia Tech, Richard has worked in the field of water pressure control his entire career. First as a manufacturer's rep for SyncroFlo, Watts Regulator, and other control valve companies, covering southeast Georgia and Atlanta. Then 20 years at SyncroFlo, in every department: Production, Purchasing, Engineering, Marketing, Sales, IT, Finance, Accounting, Field Service, Commissioning, etc.  It was there that he discovered rainwater harvesting, starting in the the late 90's with Gwinnett County Schools' use of alternative water supplies for turf irrigation, cisterns in Puerto Rico, and culminating in offering treatment and pumping skids.

After a friendly parting, he founded the rep company Georgia Water Tanks in January of 2014.  His goal is for rainwater harvesting to be considered on all projects where stormwater management is required. 

Formal Education:

Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech

Continuing Education:

ABPA Backflow Preventer Technician

Hydraulic Institute - Pump Systems Matter -

American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA)

Factory Training:

Watts Regulator - backflow preventers, water & steam PRV's, ASME pressure relief valves, galvanic corrosion, thermal expansion, steam traps

QuantumFlo domestic water boosters, irrigation, rainwater harvesting 

SyncroFlo-domestic water boosters, municipal pumping, golf course irrigation

Watts ACV/Muesco control valves

Goulds Commercial Pumps

Goulds Vertical Turbine Pumps


ARCSA Associated Professional

Hydraulic Institute - Pump Systems Matter - "Subject Matter Expert and Instructor"


2012 Pete Warshaw Industry Service Award - American Society of Plumbing Engineers

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Georgia Water Tanks, LLC

3731 Northcrest Rd

Suite 28

Atlanta, GA 30340

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Richard Hanson

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3731 Northcrest Rd, Suite 28, Atlanta GA 30340             404-991-0404​