• Certification Dept. ... You Mean, I Passed???

    The other day I got one of those uncomfortable-looking certificates via snail mail. You know, the kind that seems fake and worthless but is authentic and meaningful. It came from the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) and it “awarded” me the title of “Professional.”

    No kidding, this is an empowering and joy-filled moment in my life. For if I had not passed the 100-question test, I might have had to close shop and pursue an entirely different line of work. Fortunately for me (one of the worst test-takers on the planet), the process included a two-day prep class and an open-book test. Oh, and we got three months to take the thing.

    Kidding aside, ARCSA is an excellent organization filled with virtuous people doing plenty of great work. I encourage anyone interested in water harvesting as a profession to check them out: http://www.arcsa.org/ .


  1. Blake Sitney says:

    Congratulations Nate. Just make sure you keep it in a safe and DRY place. Wouldn't want to get any of that harvested water on it. Maybe you can frame that certification and put it up next to your glorious St. John's College diploma!

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