Rainwater Harvesting Enjoys Enormous Growth Across U.S.
"The recent droughts in California, Washington, Georgia and Texas have increased awareness about the impact water shortages can have nationwide," said newly-elected ARCSA president E.W. "Bob" Boulware, P.E., of Indiana. "People want to know what they can do to save water and ARCSA appears to be in the right place at the right time to help."
One of ARCSA's many accomplishments this past year was Boulware serving as liaison between ARCSA and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO). Working with code officials, his committee developed the Green Plumbing Supplement to the next edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code. It now includes design standards for rainwater harvesting systems, which will allow systems to be approved as an alternative to utility-provided water.
In the past two years, ARCSA's conferences and accreditation workshops have taught rainwater catchment practices to hundreds across the United States.
Boulware is excited about the future of the association. "My goal, as president," he said, "is to keep the membership growing and add to the gathering of new ideas. My dream is to focus the enthusiasm of ARCSA members to promote the concept of a National Water Policy."
For more information about ARCSA and it's educational offerings, visit www.ARCSA.org.
Sourc: American Rainwater Catchment System Association