Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Collecting Rainwater Now Illegal in Many American States

'As bizarre as it sounds, laws restricting property owners from "diverting" water that falls on their own homes and land have been on the books for quite some time in many Western states of the US.

Only recently, as droughts and renewed interest in water conservation methods have become more common, have individuals and business owners started butting heads with law enforcement over the practice of collecting rainwater for personal use.

Check out this YouTube video of a news report out of Salt Lake City, Utah, about the issue. It's illegal in Utah to divert rainwater without a valid water right, and Mark Miller of Mark Miller Toyota, found this out the hard way.'

Read more: Collecting Rainwater Now Illegal in Many States as Big Government Claims Ownership Over Our Water

Home of the Free - Land of the Brave, eh! I wonder how long before our state governments catch on. Maybe there is a reason behind the grants offered to homeowners who put in water tanks. Registered rain water users!

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