Will President Obama Issue a Rainwater Collection Proclamation?

Will President Obama Issue a Rainwater Collection ProclamationThe American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA.org), a  non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and educate on sustainable rainwater collection practices, has asked President Obama to issue a proclamation, as well as to support enabling legislation, which would embrace rainwater collection as a solution toward national economic and resource challenges.

The rainwater collection industry, according to ARCSA President David Crawford, can foster job creation in areas associated with design, installation, education, research and development, component and consumable sales, plumbing, landscaping, roofing, guttering and maintenance of rainwater collection systems – the result of which would bring nationwide economic benefits.

Regional water shortages, reduction of demand on aging infrastructure, ease of treatment to high standards, security of decentralized water systems and the superiority of rainwater to nourish plants and animals are just some of the underlying reasons for this request.

Do you think President Obama will support the rainwater collection industry?  Leave a comment below.

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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