The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and ARCSA announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly advance the organizations’ mutual interests in rainwater and stormwater harvesting systems design and installation.
ARCSA President David Crawford and ASPE Executive Director & CEO Billy Smith sign the MOU at ASPE’s 2015 Technical Symposium.
The impetus for the MOU was ARCSA’s and ASPE’s desire to increase tangible results in the areas of rainwater and stormwater harvesting by promoting these strategies as a valuable water resource for a variety of potable and nonpotable uses to both alleviate water scarcity issues and improve water quality to protect the health and safety of the public. The organizations will work together to:
• Assess ways to jointly implement activities concerning local rain harvesting activities;
• Collaborate on capacity-building activities to reinforce knowledge in other countries and communities;
• Facilitate the dissemination of best management practices;
• Share knowledge and expertise concerning rain harvesting;
• Promote mutually beneficial standards and codes, and their adoption in model codes and regulations; and,
• Advance the science and technology of catchment systems.
ARCSA and ASPE also will support each other’s research and technology programs, identify subject matter experts for respective technical initiatives, and cross-promote products and services to the organizations’ members and the industry.