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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:53 pm 
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This is mind blowing. I'm trying to wrap my brain around how any pols could have justified this kind of a proposal & succeed in getting it passed. All I can think is that dry places are more likely to have run off and that does feed into the waterways so maybe they were trying to prevent large scale diversions of rainwater runoff which might in theory deplete the water supply? scratch

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Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states as Big Government claims ownership over our water
http://healthfreedoms.org/2011/12/27/co ... more-17804

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In Colorado, two new laws were recently passed that exempt certain small-scale rainwater collection systems, like the kind people might install on their homes, from collection restrictions.

Prior to the passage of these laws, Douglas County, Colorado, conducted a study on how rainwater collection affects aquifer and groundwater supplies. The study revealed that letting people collect rainwater on their properties actually reduces demand from water facilities and improves conservation.

Personally, I don’t think a study was even necessary to come to this obvious conclusion. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that using rainwater instead of tap water is a smart and useful way to conserve this valuable resource, especially in areas like the West where drought is a major concern.

Additionally, the study revealed that only about three percent of Douglas County’s precipitation ended up in the streams and rivers that are supposedly being robbed from by rainwater collectors. The other 97 percent either evaporated or seeped into the ground to be used by plants.

This hints at why bureaucrats can’t really use the argument that collecting rainwater prevents that water from getting to where it was intended to go. So little of it actually makes it to the final destination that virtually every household could collect many rain barrels worth of rainwater and it would have practically no effect on the amount that ends up in streams and rivers.

It’s all about control, really

http://healthfreedoms.org/2011/12/27/co ... more-17804


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