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Collecting Rainwater Now Illegal in Many States

Health & Wellness  (tags: protest, rebel, picket, water, life-source, government, humans, ethics, freedoms, corruption, crime, rights, sadness, risks, unusual, bizarre, health, warning )

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As bizarre as it sounds, laws restricting property owners from "diverting" water that falls on their own homes

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Mari 's (1354)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 8:34 am
I will NOT submit!! You will not control or steal my water!!

Mari 's (1354)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 8:57 am
Wars over water, we are headed to having wars over water

Sue H. (6)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 8:59 am
Shaking my head in disbelief. You'd think they would be asking every home to have several. ?? Unreal.

Mike H. (245)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 9:00 am
It's time for a new government

Twyla Sparks (208)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 9:03 am
This is hard to believe, how can they tell people to stop collecting rain water. SMH!!!

Mari 's (1354)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 9:10 am
Yes, stop collecting something we can't live without. Water is the life force and I will not submit!

Ben Oscarsito (364)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 10:18 am
One of the most stupid things I've heard in a long time!

Gvapo T. (22)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 11:05 am
insane and shameful!!

David C. (25)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 2:07 pm
remember reading aboutsimilar, repeatedly, maybe also from GB ?

Natasha Salgado (672)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 8:29 pm
I'm in disbelief....i don't believe it---it's too ridiculous. thx Mari

jo M. (3)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 10:37 pm
Oh crud, that reminds me, I was going to stick some more buckets under the barn roof to catch rainwater for my trees.

Wolfgang W. (233)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:07 pm
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves - Abraham Lincoln

D D. (102)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:25 pm
This story reminds me of some villains in a comic book. I don't remember which villain, but they wanted to control the water.

Shirley S. (180)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:25 pm

Friday June 21, 2013, 6:27 pm
read and noted on 6-21-13 no matter what people do to try and conserve it's always illegal I mean water come on last time I checked there was no ownership the most ridiculous law ever next they will say the air we all breathe is illegal these crackpots need to get a life and crack down on things that are against the law.

Harshiita Sharma (137)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:34 pm
Why on earth is it illegal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im shocked and disgusted! Rain water harvesting should be promoted rather than deemed illegal! Stupid lawmakers!

paula eaton (30)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:51 pm
This is absurd. How about fixing real problems and getting rid of corporate influence.

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:52 pm
It has finally come to this? wow,noted and disgusted...ty

Andre Yokers (6)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 6:24 am
This is a terrible state of affairs, when you can't use your own rainwater!

ewoud k. (71)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 7:00 am
Sounds like a hoax, in other words: too crazy to be real.

If it's not a hoax, this is getting serious.

What'll be the next step? No longer the right to breathe?

cynthia B. (210)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 5:56 pm
this doesn't surprise me. Water wars on the horizon

Despina Vekris (9)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 11:00 pm

greenplanet e. (157)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 3:29 am
we need to manage water better somehow, for sure.

Tom Tree (236)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 7:30 am

WHAT THE F*** !!

This is outrageous!

Sharon W. (4)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 11:27 am
In Germany, you have to pay less taxes for canalization use if you collect rainwater, because then the rainwater over your house does not go into the sewage system.

Connie O. (48)
Monday June 24, 2013, 8:22 am
This is weird and especially in states where water is running scarce.

J. J. (30)
Monday July 29, 2013, 5:34 pm
First time I've ever heard of anyone "owning" rainwater...
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