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Old 06-06-2014, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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I have a big yard and was looking at some of those brick-like modular low profile storage units on the web. Mainly it's because I have an area below the deck that I could tuck them there out of sight neatly. Also read that it's best to empty out the tank every 7 days to minimize bugs/mosquitoes? I suppose to drip hose line to the garden would work.

Anyhow, at least it's not illegal for us here to collect water... The City of Alexandria even promotes it!
Its illegal in some places to collect rainwater?
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Northern Va. from N.J.
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Its illegal in some places to collect rainwater?
Welcome to Corporate America where the rain that falls from the sky belongs to the corporation, let this be a wake up call to what is happening to our country, they own everything.
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: On the road
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A history lesson on the American West might enlighten you.

In the West people downstream from you have as much right to the water as you do.
So how you collect and store it becomes their business.

Here is a little info from Colorado
http://water.state.co.us/SURFACEWATE...Graywater.aspx
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Northern Va. from N.J.
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I don't think anyone is talking about damming up or changing the flow of water that you seen in the old west or what Israel does to the water supply of the Palestinians.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:34 PM
 
Location: On the road
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I sure was not. I had planned to just capture the rainwater off my own roof, but was told that was not allowed in Colorado.
I did manage get the OK to build a nice fish pond. And it just happens to be downhill from the drain spouts from my roof, but it does not "Capture" the roof runoff.
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