If you have always wanted to install a rainwater collection system at your home but you were afraid to because of the stories in recent years about people getting in trouble with the law for doing so, I have some good news for you! Until recently, many western states had laws that essentially meant that if you collected rainwater from your own roof, you were a common criminal!
Well, the good news is that several states have repealed these laws and rainwater harvesting is now actually legal! Utah is one state that has recently made changes to their law. As a matter of fact, they just had a special campaign where they ENCOURAGED homeowners to purchase rain barrels.
As part of this campaign, for a limited time, Utah residents could purchase rainwater collection barrels for only $40 each. Zach Frankel, the Executive Director of the Utah Rivers Council made a statement where he said, “We sold out of our $40 barrels in the first 14 hours”.
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