Bio: Martin Morganello
Marty attended the 2 day Rainwater Harvesting Design and Construction Course in Austin, TX in November of 2013, and has been an ARCSA Accredited Professional (AP) since January of 2014.
Marty also attended the AP Workshop held in Savannah GA in April of 2014 as an Audit Attendee.
He has installed rainwater catchment systems for the last two years for Clemson Extension Service and their Carolina Clear program, which addressees the special significance of South Carolina's water resources and the role they play in the state's economy, environmental health and overall quality of life.
Marty is a resident of Charleston South Carolina and has been a Master Electrician since 1999, with 20 years experience in commercial and industrial construction.
From 2000 2007 Marty was the Facilities Manager for the South Carolina Aquarium, responsible for all physical and mechanical operations as well as exhibit design and motor control design. It is here he found his passion for water conservation and his skill for moving large quantities of water from point A to point B in the most efficient manner.
Following this he began working in the energy management and property management and in January of 2014 he started Lowcountry Rain Harvesting, LLC. Lowcountry Rain Harvesting, LLC designs and constructs rainwater catchment systems for the conservation minded residents and businesses of South Carolina, to promote and encourage environmentally aware living through sustainable water use practices.
As of August 2014, Marty is in the process of creating the first ever Rainwater Harvesting Guidelines for the State of South Carolina and hopes to have them passed through the State House during the 2015 Legislative session.
Marty is a licensed Master Electrician, and a licensed South Carolina Mechanical Contractor.
He received his ARCSA AP status in January of 2014.
From 2010 to March of 2014, Marty served as the Chair of the Charleston Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit environmental organization. Surfrider's mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. In March of 2014 Marty took the role of the Blue Water Task Force coordinator, which is Surfrider Foundations water quality monitoring program, testing for enterococcus bacteria in our local waters to ensure they are safe for the publics enjoyment.
Marty is also the Surfrider Foundation's representative for the Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium (ACSEC). This consortium represents the collaboration between MS4s in the greater Charleston area and education partners. ACSEC develops and implements regional watershed-scale education programs designed to provide awareness and foster stewardship in protecting South Carolina waterways.