HISTORY & OVERVIEW
MORE THAN 70 YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE
Rainwater Management Solutions is an industry-leading professional services firm, specializing in turnkey solutions for rainwater and stormwater management.
Rainwater Management Solutions, based in Salem, Va., is an industry-leading supplier, system integrator, and professional services firm, specializing in turnkey solutions for rainwater and stormwater management. Our knowledgeable staff has a combined experience of over 70 years in the rainwater harvesting business. RMS provides complete rainwater harvesting systems and solutions for residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural projects. The firm provides professional design and consulting services to its clients, which include development, engineering, and architectural firms seeking specialized rainwater and stormwater management system design capabilities. Many of our clients are focused on earning LEED points. RMS provides both residential and commercial solutions and has worked on small to very large scale projects. RMS is the exclusive dealer of WISY filters within North America.
Water conservation and management is increasingly becoming a worldwide survival issue due to accelerating water shortages, property development, and population growth, aging infrastructures, growing agricultural demands, a general warming trend, and the ever-increasing cost of and demand for natural water resources.
RMS brings a commonsense, cost-effective approach to addressing the escalating issue of water conservation and management through its innovative rainwater harvesting system designs and its experienced, knowledgeable staff. The expertise of the staff encompasses industries directly impacted by water management issues.
David Crawford, CEO, and founder of RMS, worked in the health field for years prior to founding RMS and knew that large commercial laundries utilized a significant amount of water on a daily basis to clean hospital linens. Observing this and other examples of the growing use of drinking water in commercial and residential sectors, Dave became a strong advocate of water conservation and management. His advocacy led him to begin researching methods for conserving drinking water and utilizing the availability of rainwater. Thus was formed the concept of a business that would focus on rainwater harvesting and sustainable water management practices.
During 1999, using empty laundry soap barrels, Dave created a prototype rain barrel for rainwater collection. After refinements and experimentation, he succeeded in creating a system that worked for rainwater harvesting. He advertised the system at a home show and as a result, sold several residential home systems.
RMS has since evolved from the rain barrel days to the company it is today; one that has become an industry-leading supplier, system integrator, and professional services firm, specializing in turn-key solutions for rainwater and stormwater management.
RMS provides professional services to organizations and individuals who are involved in water conservation, sustainable water management and green building standards in their projects. RMS executives are lecturers at universities and colleges, encouraging architecture and engineering graduates to transition from theory to application and design of effective rainwater systems. RMS also sponsors workshops and programs that award LEED Continuing Education Units.