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Rainwater Harvesting: A Component of Water Week 2015, Washington DC

he National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In & Expo, Water Week 2015, April 13-15, is a celebration of the innovative transformation occurring within U.S. water sectors, as they adapt to and address the nation’s 21st Century water challenges, especially adequate supplies of potable water and uses of alternate, non-potable water resources, such as rainwater and stormwater.…

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Missouri Botanical Garden

The first program, Project Clear Small Grants Program, is already underway with applications being accepted from February 6th through March 20, 2015.  The focus area for this program is the Bissell Plant service area which is roughly the city limits of St. Louis City.  Approved projects will be eligible for up to $3,000.00 in funding…

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CorGal® Tanks Help Organic Grocers Achieve Green Goals

Across America, organic grocery stores are saturating the consumer marketplace, nationally and locally. These companies’ objectives are to sell natural and organic products, reach new customers, create eco-friendly buildings, and become an overall green company. To meet their green goals, CorGal Dealers in several states have worked with organic grocers to customize and build CorGal…

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ARCSA Establishes Key Alliance with Cabell Brand Center

Memorandum of Understanding The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA.org, 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit) is the preeminent national educational and technical organization offering accreditation for rainwater-harvesting professionals. Today, ARCSA proudly announces they have joined with the Cabell Brand Center (cabellbrandcenter.org) to pen a Memorandum of Understanding that will compound both organizations mission-fulfillment capability and yield significant…

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First Educational Institution to Accredit Rainwater Harvesters Nationally

The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (www.ARCSA.org, 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit) is the preeminent national educational and technical organization offering accreditation for rainwater-harvesting professionals. Today, ARCSA proudly announces its first partner in that effort – Santa Fe Community College (www.sfcc.edu) – whose 16-week course, “Active Water Harvesting and Distribution Systems” surpassed the curriculum requirements, including lessons…

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Promoting New Water Use Standards

On June 25-26, 2014, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE, www.aspe.org) will host a Water Reuse Workshop in Chicago for plumbing industry stakeholders interested in helping shape the future of water use standards for rain and stormwater in United States and internationally.  The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) will be integrally involved as…

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It Never Rains In California

by Kimberly Colbert, founder of the Rain Goddess® The saying “it never rains in California” appears to be true. The President and Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a drought emergency for the state. For the past several years California has been seeing less and less rainfall. The state has received less than 1/4 of average…

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RAIN WATER HARVESTING GAINS NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

In November of 2013 a press release from the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) announced a milestone decision. It finally removed the outdated EPA prejudice which long held that rain was non-potable, grey or runoff water. Today wineries can start planning and designing facilities to include rain collection for potable applications throughout the entire…

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RAINWATER HARVESTING: A RELIABLE, DECENTRALIZED WATER SUPPLY ALTERNATIVE

The nation’s drinking-water infrastructure is nearing the end of its useful life, according to the 2013 Report Card on America’s Infrastructure compiled by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Water Companies found: 7 TRILLION gallons per day are wasted due to 240,000 water main breaks…

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