Rainwater Collection a Reliable Water Supply Alternative

Rainwater Collection a Reliable Water Supply AlternativeAccording to a recent article published by ARCSA (American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association), whose mission is to promote sustainable rainwater collection practices to help solve potable, non-potable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world, a well-designed, installed and maintained rainwater harvesting system can provide high-quality water for potable and non-potable, residential and commercial uses.

Below are some notable findings on rainwater collection compiled by ARCSA from the 2013 Report Card on America’s Infrastructure from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Water Companies:

• 7 TRILLION gallons per day are wasted due to 240,000 water main breaks each year
• Over $1 TRILLION is needed over 10 years to repair water systems

ARCSA is the premier national educational and technical rainwater harvesting organization. Decentralized onsite rain and stormwater harvesting systems can deliver a partial solution to our aging water delivery infrastructure and support new job creation.

To learn more about how individuals and businesses can protect their water supply from disruptions by supplementing utility water with rainwater harvesting, click here to read the entire ARCSA article.

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.

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