The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA)
recently featured Uncle Tilo's Clean Water in the December 2020 edition of its enewsletter "Rainwater News.
The featured article reads as follows:
First Saturday water education has been teaching the people in our community where their drinking water comes from, why it is vulnerable to contamination, how pathogens get into drinking water, how to identify and monitor for potential sources of pathogens, how to prevent pathogenic contamination, and how to take action to reduce pathogenic threats. We also provide ideas for ways they can protect their water by learning how to check for leaky faucets, showerheads, and toilets. And so much more!
In these changing times it has become more and more apparent it is our personal reasonability to have a secure, reliable source of clean water for household use and consumption to be self-reliant. After all, the quality of our water is a direct link to the quality of our health.
Water is life. Without water there is no life. Period.
Uncle Tilo also provides sustainable services with affordable innovative eco-friendly products to achieve Clean Water for household use and consumption whether on municipal, well or rainwater catchment.
Todd Lolla, aka Uncle Tilo, grew up in the Midwest and remembers harvesting rainwater on his family’s dairy farm up thru the mid 1970’s. He is a graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines, with a degree in Geological Engineering, and enjoyed a career in Arizona that combined both consulting and contractor skills. Some of his first projects while working for a civil engineering firm in Phoenix involved groundwater studies and the subsequent cleanup of fuel spills at gasoline stations. This eventually led to his being licensed as a well driller in Arizona for a period of 10 years. His focus on groundwater issues also moved him to later specialize in storm water management where he worked with state environmental agencies during most of the 1990’s to set standards for the protection of groundwater across the desert Southwest.
In 2009 he left the engineering work behind and moved to the Big Island of Hawaii. The calling was to return to “community”, and most of the next 5 years was dedicated to assisting in the maintenance department at a retreat center in the Puna District. It seems fitting that his engineering skills should again be called upon to work with water quality issues. There is a large demand for using rain catchment systems as a potable water source, both in Hawaii and around the world. So, 2017 brought Uncle Tilo’s Water Catchment business into existence to fill the need for clean water education, maintenance, and water disinfection.
Finalist in Hawai'i Business Plan Competition Oct 2018
Best of Hawai'i 2020