What is ARCSA?
The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) is the national organization for those interested in rainwater harvesting. Its members include RWH professionals, university personnel, government officials, Master Gardeners, and everyday enthusiasts. ARCSA is a non-profit organization that was founded to help promote the use of rainwater harvesting.
What is an Accredited Professional?
Because of the growing interest in rainwater harvesting, ARCSA started a professional accreditation program to train professionals to ensure the safety and reliability of RWH systems. An accredited professional is someone who takes a two day course and passes a 100-questions exam. Those passing the exam and maintaining ARCSA membership can promote themselves as an accredited professional.
When and where are the classes?
The classes, referred to as Level 200 ARCSA Courses, are offered all over the United States and Canada throughout the year. When in Texas, they are often offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. In 2012, AgriLife offered 200 Level ARCSA Courses in Edinburg, El Paso, Ft. Worth, and Dallas. To find a complete list of ARCSA Courses, both in Texas and throughout the U.S., visit the ARCSA website at: