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Water is the most precious thing on Earth

As more attention today is focused on the shortages of clean water in every country
we begin to realize that we can't live without it

States like Texas have a large influx of new residents who move here to experience the beauty and wonders of our state with abundant fishing, boating and water sports.

But an ominous problem is brewing. Texas is rapidly running out of fresh, clean water.

We will not have enough water for the population growth we are currently experiencing.
Add to that sobering fact the deep drought cycles we have been experiencing in the last few years
and you have recipie for disaster.

One of the best, time-tested methods of providing clean water for yourself is rainwater catchment.
This is the method of catching rainwater for your personal use. The water can be used for irrigation, livestock
and even personal use, like drinking and hygiene.

In the State of Texas we have fairly liberal laws for rainwater catchment. Until recently, there was very few restrictions on catching and using rainwater. In the last few years the emphasis on safe water within homes led to the Legislature passing new laws concerning the use of rainwater in residences. At this time, in order for rainwater to be piped into a home requires a licensed plumber with a special certification, called an endorsement. This endorsement is the Water System Protection Specialist (WSPS) from the Texas State Plumbing Board.

Pat has earned this certification as well as his Responsible Master Plumbing license. His first plumbing license was earned in 1969 and his Master license in 1975

He also completed training from the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) to qualify as an Accredited Professional (AP).

He has been installing rainwater systems since 1999. Some have been large systems and some are smaller. It doesn't
matter what size the client desires, all systems are treated with the same respect and care.

Pat has taught his two seminars,  Sustainable Water for Homesteads and Sustainable Methods of Purifying Water for the Homestead at the Homestead Fair in Waco, Texas each Thanksgiving weekend for six years and the seminar
Sustainable Methods of Purifying Water for the Homestead  at the Mother Earth News Fair in Belton, Texas for the last three years.

Recently we became dealers and installers for the beautifull metal storage tanks made by Aquamate from Australia.
These tanks are strong galvanized tanks and have been used by hundreds across the globe.

We are also working with farm and ranch designers to modify
land use and drainage to bring back native grasses and feed the aquafers
making the land water rich and giving livestock secure, clean
water sources. We often use solar pumping to supply water in a
sustainable way

We hope we can answer any questions you might have concerning
rainwater catchment, methods, uses and design. Give us a call or
email at the contact numbers below.

Photo Gallery of systems coming soon



You can download the pdf documents from the 2013-2015 Homestead Craft Fair seminars here.

 

 

Pat Chesney
Sustainable Living Consultant

Rainwater Harvesting, Water Purification, Aquaponics, Energy Conservation, Energy Generation
Solar Water Heating, Solar PV and More

254-716-3568

pat@chesneyservices.com

Certified HERS Rater 2007-2013
Certified ARCSA AP
Master Plumber-State of Texas-License #40812
with the WSPS Endorsement by the TSBPE

Member of ARCSA
The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association