Rainwater Harvesting

Started by MountainDon, September 08, 2009, 10:29:44 AM

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The legalities of collecting rainwater, that is.

It's been mentioned here beore that in some places the collecting of rain water may violate certain state laws. Today's local newspaper had an interesting article on the subject. The state engineer's office states it is fine to collectv rain water that is to be used or the watering of plants on the property. However, if the water is collected and directed to a catch basin with the intent to allow the water to percolate down through the earth to replenish the aquier, that is illegal. The distinction is made on the basis of what would have happened to the water if there was no man made intervention. But there are grayv areas as well.

Oh, the wonderful world of water laws in the wild west.
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