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ABOUT US

HarvestH2o.com is dedicated to the advancement of sustainable water management practices for individuals, families, communities, and businesses.

We share knowledge and experiences in the following ways:

  • advancing specific, common-sense recommendations for water conservation
  • developing a best-practices repository in rainwater harvesting
  • sharing stories, practical tips, cautions and notes of interest
  • building on the experiences of community members who have already implemented water conservation solutions
  • developing tools, templates and guidelines for building rainwater harvesting solutions
  • educating individuals and organizations to shorten the learning process
  • creating business justifications supporting water conservation as an economic investment
  • providing a comprehensive list of vendors and products for residential and small-scale commerical water conservation projects

We work collaboratively with vendors, universities, research organizations, and most importantly, individuals across the globe to devise solutions for managing real world problems in water conservation.

All proceeds generated by the site through sponsors is used to build awareness and support the website through direct research and new articles.

If you are interested in writing an article for the website, please drop us a note. We gladly welcome articles, but please no product endorsements.

The HarvestH2o Team

Doug Pushard
founded HarvestH2o.com over 10 years ago as a personal expression of his interest in the subject of rainwater ca
tchment and water conservation. Doug has been published and featured in several magazines, including: ARCSA Newsletter, BUILDERnews, New York Times, High Country News, Back Home, EcoStructure, Green Fire Times, Home Power, Lowe's Online, OnTap, Plenty, Santa Fe Real Estate Magazine, Santa Fean Magazine, Smart HomeOwner, SUN Monthly, Sustainable Santa Fe, Sustainable Taos, Timber Home Living, Taos News, Turf Magazine, Water Today, Fox News, Green Patriot Radio and others. Additionally, Doug has presented on rainwater and water conservation at conferences around the United States.

Doug, designs and works with home-owners and local contractors to install small-to-large residential water management systems. They work closely with homeowners and builders to maximize the water capture; while optimizing water efficiency and minimizing overall costs and required ongoing maintenance.

Doug also peforms Rainwater System Healthchecks on existing systems as well as performing onsite water audits, both indoors and outdoors.

Doug is an ARCSA Accredited Professional and an ex-Board member the American Rainwater Catchment System Association (ARCSA) and was the co-chair for the ARCSA National Conference for 2008, 2009 and 2010. Doug is an EPA WaterSense Partner with Certification in Irrigation Auditing. He is an active member of Semi-Arid Cafe and a member of the City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Committee as well as being active in the local community on water-related issues. Doug is also a certified Permaculture Designer and a member if the ICC Working Group defiining the US and Canadian standards for Rainwater Harvesting.

When not saving water, Doug and his partner, Gretchen, are avid hikers and skiers. Doug can be reached at:

Christian Sarkar was convinced by Doug that this is a good idea. He builds and manages online communities, including this one. See christiansarkar.com.

Partners

HarvestH2o is proud to work with a great group of companies and people in the industry. Below are several of the partners we work with locally.

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  3. What is the best way of harvesting rain?
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  6. Can I use drip irrigation or soaker hoses with a rainwater?
  7. How big a yard can I water?
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