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State By State, Rainwater Harvesting legislations

State By State, Rainwater Harvesting legislations

Rainwater Harvesting legislations

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This might sound bizarre but laws restricting property owners from diverting water that falls on your own homes and land have been on the books for quite some time, Many Western states. 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.

Rainwater harvesting is the accumulation and deposition of rainwater for reuse before it reaches the aquifer. Uses include water for garden, water for livestock, water for irrigation, and indoor heating for houses etc. In many places the water collected is just redirected to a deep pit with percolation. The harvested water can be used as drinking water as well as for storage and other purpose like irrigation. opponents of collecting rain water argue that if rain is captured less water will flow to streams were it is need for wells and springs. click the link  below to see state by state laws on rain water collecting,

State By State, Rainwater Harvesting legislations

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