FIRST NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION TO ACCREDIT RAINWATER HARVESTERS - RENEWAL
Friday, July 24, 2015
Posted by: ARCSA Admin
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2015
FIRST NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION TO ACCREDIT
RAINWATER HARVESTERS - RENEWAL
The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association®—a GuideStar® Gold 501(c)3 nonprofit—is the preeminent national educational and technical organization offering accreditation for rainwater harvesting professionals. Today, ARCSA proudly announces a three-year renewal of its first collaboration with an institution of higher learning—Santa Fe Community College (www.sfcc.edu)—whose 16-week course, “Active Water Harvesting and Distribution Systems” fulfilled ARCSA’s curriculum requirements, including lessons on the latest design and installation standard - ARCSA/ASPE/ANSI Standard 63. To formalize the occasion, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by SFCC President Randy Grissom and ARCSA’s President David Crawford.
ARCSA’s mission is to promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable, non-potable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world. Since 1983, Santa Fe Community College has served as the gateway to success for individuals and the community. The College provides affordable, high-quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological and economic needs of Santa Fe’s diverse community. ARCSA is very pleased to partner with SFCC to reinforce their proud history.
The agreement requires no financial or administrative fees from Santa Fe Community College to ARCSA; students seeking accreditation pay the appropriate fees and interact directly with ARCSA for membership, examination, administration and continuing education; those students will be required to purchase the current ARCSA manual for the open-book exam; and both organizations will benefit from broad recognition of their contributions to help solve the world’s growing water problems.
ARCSA is currently producing the nation’s first online rainwater harvesting accreditation course, patterned after its soon-to-be published comprehensive national rainwater harvesting manual, and is soliciting tax-deductible donations for that and general operational purposes. For more information, please contact Heather Kinkade, ARCSA’s Executive Director, at 512-617-6528, www.arcsa.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.