Roll out the Rain Barrel for Colorado

Wine Barrel to Rain Barrel

Colorado has just begun a new program to allow rainwater harvesting. Strangely enough, due to the complexities of Colorado's water laws, it had been illegal to catch and hold the rain that fell on your roof! On June 2, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed the rain water collection bill into law. While there are many restrictions as to who can harvest the rain in Colorado, it is definitely a good step towards sustainability. Congratulations Colorado, starting July 1st you will no longer have to hide your rain barrels! Next, we have to work on Utah.

More Info:

NY Times - It’s Now Legal to Catch a Raindrop in Colorado

Durango Herald - Colorado first: Pilot program to allow 'harvesting' precipitation

Colorado - RainWater Collection Bill

From Wine Barrels to Rain Barrels

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