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Hall of Fame - ARCSA Lifetime Achievement Award

Tim Pope



Tim Pope has been active in water conservation since 1992, focusing during the early years on
greywater recycling. In 1995, Tim moved to Friday Harbor, Washington, to help resolve ongoing
water issues in San Juan County. He co-authored the county’s “alternative water source”
guidelines that were implemented later that year. In 1997 he was instrumental in the San Juan
County Commissioners passing new codes that accepted rainwater harvesting as a viable and
legal water source including potable for new construction. Tim also worked with Washington
State Department of Ecology in getting an exemption from water rights in 2003.

Timbuilt his first rainwater catchment system for potable use on San Juan Island in late 1995.
Since that time, he has designed and installed more than 280 whole house rainwater catchment
systems, of which 99% are for potable uses only. Tim is a Lifetime Member of ARCSA an Accredited Professional Master, an installer and a licensed water system designer in San Juan County. Over the years he has been active in training both individuals and groups in the proper construction of rainwater catchment systems through ARCSA's training program.


He taught ARCSA's first Accredited Professional workshop in September 2007 in Hilo, HI and has worked extensively with Billy Kniffen to make the Accredited Professional program more comprehensive. Tim has since taught over 30 accredited professional workshops in the United States and Canada.

Tim's expertise is in all phases of Rainfall Catchment, passive, active, potable, irrigation, cooling
tower and storm water mitigation. As the industry has grown there has been a dramatic increase
in number of systems being installed for commercial, industrial, and process uses.

Tim was the first elected President of ARCSA in Hilo, HI and has served on the ARCSA board
for 8 years. He is currently the Educational Coordinator for ARCSA and is working on training
additional instructors Tim is doing private consulting and design of Rainfall Catchment Systems nationwide.
Tim is 70 years old and semi-retired living in Vancouver, Washington





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3/22/2018 » 3/23/2018
ARCSA: 2-Day Rainwater Harvesting Workshop, 3/22-3/23/18. Richmond, CA

5/2/2018 » 5/3/2018
ARCSA: 2-Day Rainwater Harvesting Workshop, 5/2-5/3/18. Santa Fe, NM

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