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Eric can bathe

2009-06-30 10:54:08.968114+00 by meuon 3 comments

Just kidding Eric, but it does seem you might now be able to legally collect and use rainwater in Colorado. at least for: fire protection, animals, irrigation and household use.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-30 16:30:03.558109+00 by: ebradway

Nope - still stinking. The law only effects homeowners who do not have access to a municipal water source, are on a well, and have rights to the water from their well. You can only collect the water runoff from your roof and you can only use it for purposes stated in your well permit. Plus, you have to apply for a special permit to do this. It's much easier to legally buy a gun than legally collect rainwater.

Colorado seems like an odd state - but we are likely forging the future of water rights. It is interesting to note that no one has ever been prosecuted under the old laws. And the law change will make it easier to buy rain water collection barrels in Colorado (currently contraband).

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-30 20:22:16.372568+00 by: Larry Burton

Eric, if Colorado is forging the future of water rights then Colorado must be stopped.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-07-01 06:00:35.498408+00 by: ebradway

FYI: In addition to not being allowed to collect rainwater, I pay the City of Longmont $7.13/month to make sure that the rainwater is properly drained away from my property (Stormwater Drainage Fee). That fee is based on the number of square feet of impervious surface on my property. That is, if I had an all-concrete lot, my fee would be higher!