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EarthSystemsNW was founded in 2009 in response to the growing need in the Northwest for residential cistern water systems and for finding economical solutions that benefit clients as well as the environment. Bruce Hostetter joined the EarthSystemsNW team in 2010 and spearheaded a large commercial rainwater harvesting project in Southern California.

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Bruce Hostetter takes a break from working on the Gateway Project, an ambitious achievement in sustainability in Southern California.

In June 2012 Bruce Hostetter took over as EarthSystemsNW’s owner and Chief Navigator. Bruce Hostetter comes to EarthSystemsNW with a wealth of experience and an enthusiasm for working with rainwater and everything it touches. In addition to Bruce‘s experience in both residential and commercial projects, he has completed advanced training from the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association. Bruce Hostetter is trained in Landscape Architecture and brings his extensive background in sustainable building to EarthSystemsNW.

Patrick pictured with 530 gallon "slim line" tank.

Patrick pictured with 530 gallon “slim line” tank.

Originally from Milwaukee WI, Patrick received his BSS in Sociology from Newcastle University in Newcastle NSW, Australia. After extensive travel and trying out a few different career paths Patrick attended Alderleaf Wilderness College to learn wilderness survival, permaculture, ethnobotany, leadership and wildlife tracking. Upon graduation from Alderleaf, Patrick immediately went to work with a Seattle based permaculture designer. In this time, he took several courses in design and water management while working as a lead intern and design assistant. As design assistant, he worked on many designs ranging from small urban lots to a full scale 200 acre retreat center. After a year of interning, he was made lead on a 9 month hands on Permaculture Design Course intensive. During this course, he was sent to Los Angeles to be trained as a greywater installer. With that he founded Seattle Greywater Initiative, a local organization focused on education and legislation concerning greywater re-use. His passion for water and the outdoors led him to EarthSystemsNW. Currently Patrick is busy installing water systems, educating the public on water harvesting and teaching wilderness skills.

Founder Nikola Davidson next to one of our larger tanks.

EarthSystemsNW is committed to helping our community save water, save money, and save the planet.  We are licensed, bonded, and insured in Washington State (LIC#EARTHI*911RZ).


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