All posts by Ken Blair

A rainwater collection systems designer and consultant, Ken has designed and installed residential and commercial systems, primarily in the northwest United States for more than 10 years and, in 2014, began consulting and managing builds in other states. Ken is an accredited ARCSA Professional Designer / Installer and Life Member, the Northwest Regional ARCSA representative and advisor to its education committee and is available to speak about Rainwater Collection Systems design and builds. Ken is a United States Navy veteran, having served on active duty during the Vietnam War era. He attained the rate of E-4 Machinist Mate. A career entrepreneur, Ken created a new business focus with a commercial dive company in Hawaii in the mid 1980′s to respond to and clean up oil spills, oil spill equipment training, service and maintenance for the oil co-op service industry. Ken is passionate about having a positive impact on the environment and is also a founding director of BANK-ON-RAIN (2011-2014), whose mission is to create grassroots solutions for rainwater collection for consumption and agriculture in developing areas of the planet.

Storming Weather Challenges – ARCSA Conference

The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) is co-locating its 2018 Annual Conference with the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) 2018 Convention & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.

ARCA’s conference will take place on September 29 and 30 and will feature a full line-up of expert presentations on innovative water management topics,  with the Expo scheduled for October 1 and 2. Those who register for the ARCSA Conference will also receive free entrance to the Expo

Click here for registration details and options.

ARCSA was originally the Texas Rainwater Catchment Association (TRCA), a Texas 501c6 nonprofit formed by ARCSA members to conduct legislative lobbying in Texas. TRCA was reformed as ARCSA (a 501c6) and members were moved from the original ARCSA (501c3 association, now known as ARCSA Foundation) to the ARCSA (501c6, now known as ARCSA).

ARCSA’s Mission Statement

To provide resources and information on rainwater and stormwater collection to promote the advancement of rainwater conservation and to work with government at all levels in promoting rainwater and stormwater management.

Ken Blair, RainBank’s principal and founder, has designed and installed residential and commercial systems in the northwest United States for more than 10 years. Additionally, he is an ARCSA Certified designer, installer and Life Member.

Steel Tanks Without a Middleman

RainBank Rainwater Systems, a Seattle based company, is the distributor for Contain Steel Water Tanks. Contain tanks carry a 20 year warranty, unmatched by competitors. Because we are a Contain Tank distributor, we have eliminated the middleman (dealer) and pass the coast savings on to the customer.

We sell and install quality corrugated steel water tanks throughout the Pacific Northwest. With over 15 years of commercial and residential sales and installations of fire suppression tanks and Rainwater collection tanks, RainBank Rainwater Systems and Contain Steel Water Tanks have the experience to get the job done right – and on time.

When you purchase a steel water tank from RainBank, you get:

  • Highest quality products
  • Contain Water Systems tanks are backed by a 20-year warranty, which is significantly longer than anything else found on the market.
  • Tanks are engineered to meet seismic code compliance.
  • Tanks come with a standard engineering package and all models have the option to be wet sealed and stamped upon request.
  • Tanks come with a geotextile pre-liner and flexible membrane liner for potable and non-potable applications with tank liners secured to the walls with engineered brackets.
  • Tank sizes range from 6 feet to 48 feet in diameter, with capacity up to 428,602 gallons.
  • Tanks are field erected by certified installers.

Click here to read more about how Contain Tanks and RainBank can eliminate the middleman for your next project and contact us using the convenient form below:

Heron Hall’s Sustainable System

RainBank Rainwater Systems was pleased to work with 2020 Engineering and Jason McLennan on Heron Hall’s rainwater collection system.

While we at RainBank design our systems to be sustainable with no change to the customer’s lifestyle, we recognize that conservation is the key to water demands throughout the world.

Heron Hall exemplifies the concept of sustainable living and conservation of all resources and is a testament to the passion of change in order to use less in order to gain more for all. Please take the time to read through Jason’s article and find yourself inspired as well.