Water Catching Workshop and Certification

This recent cool front brought relief from the heat for a few days, but the drought is still with us. We really need more rain! I was looking at the drought monitor map just this week and noticed that our county is labeled as being in a moderate drought, while just a short distance away on the other side of Hamilton they have the distinction of being in a severe drought. You need to seriously consider how to manage the water you have, because if you don’t store it, it may not be there when you need it.

The Bosque and Johnson County AgriLife Extension offices are partnering with ARCSA to host a comprehensive Rainwater Catchment Accredited Professional training course in Cleburne, Texas on August 19-20, 2014. This two day AP-level workshop is an in-depth rainwater-harvesting course required for those seeking ARCSA Accredited Professional (AP) status.

The following areas will be covered.

  • Knowledge for rainwater harvesting, both active and passive designs
  • Installation for both outdoor and in-home rainwater use
  • Sanitation for potable uses
  • Rules and regulations, guidelines and restrictions
  • Business management
  • Project planning
  • Site and installation safety
  • System construction and maintenance

The course will follow the Texas A&M University “Rainwater Harvesting Planning“manual, which is included in the course tuition of $395. This manual has been extended to include all of North America. Larger commercial systems will also be covered. If you wish to become an accredited Professional, (AP) there is an additional $150 testing fee and ARCSA membership is required. You can register on the ARCSA web page at www.arcsa.org or contact Tim Pope for more information by phone at 360-317-4192 or by email at water@interisland.net.

Remember, you can’t use it if you don’t store it.


Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas CooperatingSet featured image


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