Stand Alone Rainwater Harvesting System
Rain Barrels are Legal in CO (and all of USA)
by RainSaucers Inc. on June 2nd, 2016

What's the biggest marketing headache for vendors in the rain barrel and rainwater harvesting industry? Lack of awareness and the persistent myth that catching rain is illegal, especially in the West.

We got  so tired of proving the legality of RWH back in 2013 we wrote a now widely read post on the topic. In that original post we talked about Colorado's pilot rain barrel programs and local efforts. But for many Colorado residents that wasn't enough- they wanted a State bill that would fully sanction rain barrels. The result:  as of April, 2016 Colorado is now a fully rain barrel friendly State. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1005, which allows a maximum of two rain barrels — with a combined capacity of 110 gallons — at each household. The measure is to take effect on Aug. 10. The Colorado Legislature passed the bill  after previously rejecting the measure in past sessions over concerns that household rain barrels would take water from the supply available to agriculture and other water-rights holders.

With Colorado's embrace of household rainwater collection, there is no place left in the United States where legality could be in question. Time to put that myth to rest once and for all.


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