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Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states (July 26, 2010)

I have a feeling most people on here already know that collecting rainwater is illegal in many states. Also I did just post this in response to someone saying "everything I need or want in life is free" so I apologize if you already read that. I just thought it deserved its own post.


Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I'm about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else.

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If the government owns the rainwater, they should be responsible

for any damages caused by it when it falls on my (our your) property without prior consent.

Just when you think Government couldn't be more inane, they prove me wrong yet again.

Living in a high mountain desert in CO...

that has been in major drought for yrs, the local authorities in no way try to enforce that law thankfully.

fireant's picture

"Spatial Zoning"

It's not a joke. I first ran across the term in 2010 when OBarry implemented a new, comprehensive national policy for managing the nation's oceans, the Great Lakes and their coasts. From the report:

"...the task force's 96-page report recommends establishment of what would amount to a national zoning system for water and coastal areas, called "coastal and marine spatial planning."

"Regional coastal spatial plans would be developed over a five-year period, in coordination with state, local and tribal authorities. If those governments chose not to participate in writing the plans, the plans would be written without them.""

Don't be fooled by "coastal". Watersheds make all land tied to coastal enviorments; it won't take long for them to make the leap.
My source, NOLA, is no longer a valid link, but here is an article by Henry Lamb (rip) on the same topic if anyone is interested. http://gulagbound.com/1990/law-of-the-sea-treaty-to-be-force...
I don't know if the states you mention are using this "spatial zoning" concept, but I'm sure they will at some point.
I'm sure this is all part of the grand agenda 21 plan to encourage us away from our rural land and independent lifestyles.

Undo what Wilson did

But I just heard Mike

But I just heard Mike Huckabee say how much freer we are than all the other nations.

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After Acid Rain, BP, and Fukishima

would you want to?

Good question

I don´t know your levels of becquerel, but as I live in Sweden we had much after Chernobyl and I still don´t wanna eat fish or mushrooms here.

I think in your case it is hard to know cause unlike here, no one will tell you actual dangers and numbers.