Category Archives: Rainwater

Warm temperatures and rainfall reduce snowpack across the West this week

The current snow water equivalent percent of median map shows a reduction in percent of median at many stations in the West from a week ago. Many stations in the northern part of the West are near or below median. The highest percent of median continues to be across southeast Oregon, northern California, Nevada, southern Utah, and Colorado

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ARCSA Conference – November 2015

ARCSA CONFERENCE | November 9-10, 2015 ARCSA/IA EXPO | November 11-12, 2015 Accredited Professional Workshop | November 12-13, 2015 Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center Long Beach, California The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1994 to promote rainwater catchment systems in the United States. Our membership […]

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Petition to Support Rainwater Harvesting

…to stimulate the emerging rainwater-harvesting industry through legislation or executive order, creating new jobs in design, installation, education, R&D, sales, plumbing, landscaping, roofing, monitoring and maintenance, which could propel the U.S. to international leadership, with compounding fiscal benefits.

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California’s Plan to Harvest Rain & Stormwater

A well-designed, installed and maintained rainwater harvesting system can provide significant amounts of high-quality water. Given an average 12 inches of annual Southern California precipitation, a 1,500-square-foot residential roof could collect over 10,000 gallons annually; and for a 100,000 ft2 commercial building, the quantity is over 700,000 gallons.

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The 2014 ARCSA Conference will focus on the challenges that the United States water supply faces and how Rainwater Harvesting can provide economically and environmentally viable solutions. ARCSA’s Celebrity Key Note Speaker and notable educators and professionals will discuss fragile water supplies, impacts on water supplies by drought and flooding, four steps to a clean tank, and other topics such as myths about rainwater harvesting systems. We will also discuss the latest on legislative actions, codes and standards, rainwater guidelines, and stormwater guidelines. A conference wrap-up will include a panel and attendee discussion on how rainwater catchment in the U.S. can help provide solutions to U.S. water challenges.

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Rainwater Harvesting Can Create Safe, Decentralized Water Supplies – ARCSA

The mission of the 501(c)3 ARCSA is to promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable, non-potable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world.

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Santa Fe Community College debuts new Rainwater Harvesting Course

ARCSA’s mission is to promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable, non-potable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world. Santa Fe Community College is the first of what ARCSA hopes are many nationwide educational providers that will work with ARCSA toward common goals.

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