Recycling Water In Your Garden

Do you live in a city or state where it is illegal to collect rainwater?

It used to be illegal in Colorado, for example (although the law was very infrequently enforced).  The reasoning was that the rain was needed to replenish the aquifers.  However, in June 2009, Colorado passed two new laws that does make it legal to do so.

In Utah and Washington State, however, it is still illegal to collect rainwater from the roof, unless the roof owner also owns water rights on the ground.

But if you live in a locality where it is legal to collect rainwater, here’s how to do it.