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Man Jailed For Collecting Rain Water

Discussion in 'Resource Conservation - Water, Air, Earth, Etc.' started by Pirtykitty, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Aug 23, 2012
    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    If he did that, that's a whole nudder story all together.
     
  2. May 1, 2013
    Neiklot

    Neiklot Lovin' The Homestead

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    rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Almost Self-Reliant

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    The longer I watch news or hear things, the more I think I need to keep under the radar for whatever I do.
     
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    txcanoegirl

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    Well, he's not your average homeowner collecting roof runoff into a rain barrel, so I won't even go into the issues about size of his containment, method of containment, or whether he affected stream flow, but you have to look at where he lives. Oregon. Some states historically have huge water rights issues. Colorado is one, Oregon is another. Those are the two that pop into my head. The water rights laws in these states go back many, many, years. I believe that Oregon only recently began allowing homeowners to install rain barrels on a limited basis. I think (but could be mistaken) that Colorado still prohibits the collection of rain water. I live in Texas and the rain barrel prohibition will never happen here.
     
  5. Jul 26, 2013
    PNW_Steve

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    Here in Washington State it was illegal to collect rainwater in any way (without permitting) until just a couple of years ago. The water that falls on the roof of your home belongs to the state. Recently that was amended to allow very limited rainwater collection for (limited) personal use.

    IMHO: Rain falling on my roof belonging to the State is a bit over the top.....
     
  6. Jul 26, 2013
    the_whingnut

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    If you dig into these articles more the guy was restricting tributaries. Its really easy to let the headlines put blinders on you. But if you are worried about your local water rights look them up.
     
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    Icu4dzs

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    Amen and Amen!
     
  8. Jul 26, 2013
    the_whingnut

    the_whingnut Almost Self-Reliant

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    i do understand that too. i heard one of the most frightening thing today from a fellow sailor " if something bad happens I'm coming to your house" this was not a good friend or a trusted co-worker.
     
  9. Jul 26, 2013
    Britesea

    Britesea Sustainability Master

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    Unfortunately, there are a lot of people that think that way, even if they don't say it out loud. I would definitely not want to be a known Morman when SHTF... they will likely have hordes of neighbors knocking on their doors.
    Even setting aside the question of the ants and the grasshopper... you can only afford to give away so much of your horde before you start endangering your own survival.

    The fact of the matter is that the human population is growing too large, and whenever a species outgrows its resources there is a die-off. I am doing what I can to ensure that my family isn't part of that die-off
     
  10. Jul 29, 2013
    Icu4dzs

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    I think I would have been very honest with him and told him "not unless you're invited!" My house is protected by Smith&Wesson and G*d. If you come uninvited under those circumstances, you'll meet them BOTH, in that order!
     

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