27 Apr '16, 4pm

In arid regions, regulating waste may be a better way to conserve water than rain barrels. #wastenotwednesday

In arid regions, regulating waste may be a better way to conserve water than rain barrels. #wastenotwednesday

Many of us never think about who gets to use the drops of rain that fall from the sky. But it’s an increasingly pertinent question as more people look to collect rainwater as a way to conserve water, live off the grid, or save money on water bills. As a result, many states in the arid West are now asking whether rain barrels are allowed under existing law and policy and, in some cases, are setting limits on the practice of rainwater catchment . Colorado has gone further than any of its neighbors by requiring a permit for any rainwater collection. Meanwhile, Utah put rainwater harvesting rules into effect in 2010 with some restrictions, and Washington legalized rainwater collection in 2009, while leaving the state the “ability to restrict if there are negative effects on instream values or existing water rights.” Why this worry over rainwater harvesting? If everyone capture...

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Sorry for the shakiness! My bag was pulling down my shoulders & killing me! And it was hot whew! But this song alone made ...