Bio: Jeffrey Hutcher
My ARCSA experience has been promoting the ARCSA standards in IAPMO and the City of Oakland. I have stressed the use of ARCSA standards to a subcommittee of our MS4 regional permit which includes all of Alameda county. I have also worked with Bob Boulware on IAPMO's Green Technical Committee stressing the importance of acceptance of these standards in the Uniform Plumbing Code and Green Supplement. I was instrumental in getting grey water approved by the California Building Standards Commission and always viewed it as a first step in promoting Rainwater catchment and indoor use in California. I was the plan checker and inspector for the only large scale rainwater catchment systems in the City of Oakland. These systems incorporated the ARCSA standards and were approved by me for indoor use for toilet and urinal flushing as well as trap primer water. I am on the ASPE Stormwater harvesting committee and I am producing the drawings for that standard which incorporate many of the elements of The ARCSA Standards.
Jeffrey Hutcher, age 57, Resident of Oakland California. I am married with two Children ages 18 and 24. I graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz. I earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Sociology/Solar Energy Technology 1974 –1978. In 1980 I attended the New England Fuel Institute and was certified in Hydronic Solar Installations.
In 1980, I moved to California to be involved in the growing Solar industry. From 1980-1984 I was a sales person, designer and installer of Hydronic Solar Systems on single family homes and Multi Unit Residential Properties.
I became a C36 California licensed Plumbing Contractor and Supervised and executed numerous projects. Specialized in Solar, Restaurants, Office TI's and custom homes. I am still a California C36 license holder of 30 years
In 1992 I was hired as a Plumbing/Mechanical inspector. I was promoted to Senior Inspector in 2004 and I was in charge of Commercial inspections, Plan Check for Plumbing and Mechanical Plans. Oversee privately funded infrastructure for major developments. Participate on multiple code committees for IAPMO and an ASPE standards Committee. Write city standards and findings for adoption ordinances. Write Alternate Materials and Methods Requests. All Rainwater Harvesting Systems within City limits which employ indoor water use were plan checked, approved and inspected by myself.
I left the City in May 2014 to pursue a website and consulting business.
My qualifications include:
My experience as a Plumbing Contractor.
My experience as a regulator and Plan Checker for Plumbing/Mechanical and Infrastructure
I provided in house training and wrote Oakland's Grey Water permitting requirements
I have a storm water Inspection Certificate from the NPDES Institute
I worked on the Alameda County Clean Water Subcommittee on our MS4 Regional Permit education outreach
I am a member of IAPMO's Green Technical Committee
I am a member of IAPMO's Publication Committee ( I wrote the Gray Water chapter 16 ITM and supplied the new illustrations)
I am a Member of IAPMO's Education committee and I am one of a handful of certified instructors for IAPMO. I am Currently working on Power Points and illustrations for Chapter 16 and 17 which include Rainwater Harvesting and indoor water use of site treated water.
I am on ASPE's Standard #78 Committee for storm water harvesting for beneficial use
I taught Plumbing for 8 years at a Local Community College (Laney College)
I was the original Author of Plumbing Code Check and made Contribution to future editions.
I have attended the ARCSA AP and am AP certified.