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Collecting Rainwater Is Now Illegal!


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#1    krillen

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:05 PM

Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I’m about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:23 PM

Some of the laws that get passed are ridiculous and they keep coming.


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:33 PM

It's been illegal here in Colorado for a long time.

Permits can be obtained.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:07 PM

is it to stop people doing it with out knowing the dangers, how much is a permit?

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:09 PM

A man in our town is serving jail because he collected water on his own property.. Here in Medford Oregon I guess if you collect water you're an enemy of the state.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:10 PM

Not sure why and I think it's about $100 just to file.  No idea if there are additional annual fees.  Probably.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

View PostArmchair Educated, on 29 April 2013 - 04:07 PM, said:

is it to stop people doing it with out knowing the dangers,
what dangers?? ppl have been doing it for thousands of years, we have not noticed any dangers.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:27 PM

It's one of those laws designed to prevent a problem from starting.  Lets say the entire population of the U.S. got involved in a new trend to collect large amount of rainwater on every single piece of property(including farms, companies that wanted to sell bottled rainwater and other large pieces of land), that could have a very big impact on the environment if that much water never reached the ground.

Do any of these state laws have a limit on how much a private citizen can gather(per gallon), or are they complete bans?


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:28 PM

View PostWickian, on 29 April 2013 - 04:27 PM, said:

It's one of those laws designed to prevent a problem from starting.  Lets say the entire population of the U.S. got involved in a new trend to collect large amount of rainwater on every single piece of property(including farms, companies that wanted to sell bottled rainwater and other large pieces of land), that could have a very big impact on the environment if that much water never reached the ground.

Do any of these state laws have a limit on how much a private citizen can gather(per gallon), or are they complete bans?

Here it is a complete ban unless you have the permit.  I guess I understand the reasoning.  We are ALWAYS under water restrictions in the summer.

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I think the permits are only issued to those on well water.  Not positive.  I don't know a ton about the laws, we are on city water.

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Edited by HerNibs, 29 April 2013 - 04:29 PM.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:33 PM

I hope those who are collecting it...run it through decent filtering systems. Last I had read, rain water contains moderate levels of bacteria and man made polutants.

Edited by WoIverine, 29 April 2013 - 04:35 PM.


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:38 PM

Dumbest law ever!
What do they think people are doing with the water?
And to say it never reaches the ground and will cause problems if everyone did it is nuts too.
I collect rain water and use it to water my garden and flowers around the house, its all reaching the ground just in a directed manner that serves nature better.
What kind of crazy world are we living in?


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:40 PM

Isn't this to help farmers because I heard there was a water shortage


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

This is so stupid!

Why do you need a permit to collect rainwater on your own property?! Just asinine...




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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:54 PM

View PostKowalski, on 29 April 2013 - 04:50 PM, said:

This is so stupid!

Why do you need a permit to collect rainwater on your own property?! Just asinine...

Just one more way to get into your pockets.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:55 PM

View Postdarkmoonlady, on 29 April 2013 - 04:09 PM, said:

A man in our town is serving jail because he collected water on his own property.. Here in Medford Oregon I guess if you collect water you're an enemy of the state.
Why was he collecting rain water? how much? how long?





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