posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 05:23 PM
First of all it's not illegal to collect rain water in Oregon. Never said it was. I have myself 4 55gal drums for water, why? Because I have no well
(if I did I wouldn't waste my time with fetching or collecting) so my house pump draws from that. That's 220 gals of water which is plenty for a few
days depending on washer and shower usage. I take 2 barrels to town and fill those to refill the 2 that the pump actually draws from. So reality is
110 gals. I have not set up rain gutters yet also do not have a stream that runs through my property or you can bet I'd be filling from that. So I'm
definitely not against collection of rain water or stream water. But the way some posters act like every man,women, and child in the whole world
should be able to store 13,000,000 gallons of water while damming up stream run offs to do so would be insanely disastrous to our environment. Like I
said before all this guy had to do was get a permit to do so showing a need for it. Not just because he feels like it or feels its his right to do
whatever he want on his own property. The law is there because water resources belong to the citizens, ie. Everybody. You don't want Nestle bottling
up all the water in the world so they can profit by selling it to you do you? That's exactly what would happen if these laws weren't their. I can't
believe this is so hard for people to wrap their brains around. Good grief. I'm just being trolled here ain't I? Lol. Good one, you're very funny.
Let me put it this way. Say I lived down stream from this guy and you lived down stream from me. We both got water from the stream for drinking and to
water our gardens and livestock. One day the stream ran dry. You'd be coming upstream to ask me WTH! I'd be like I don't know, let's go upstream to
try to figure it out. We would come up to this guy with his 13,000,000 gallon pond, we both be saying to him WTH man our gardens and livestock are
dying and we'll soon die ourselves with no food or water. He would say sorry to hear that but it's my land and I'll do what I want besides in a few
years when my lake is full you'll have water again. Now I have to ask you, is that acceptable scenario?
I don't agree with government making people remove their gardens and such nonsense. Also feel that you should be able to catch rain water or pull
from a stream run in self sufficient quantities as to survive.
Last time I checked you're still free to get a petition and gather sufficient signatures to have the law put before your state legislators for a vote
or if it's a local law then then address it in a similar fashion. Or you could just bitch at me on ATS and accomplish nothing. The later seems to be
much easier to most here though.
edit on 11-1-2015 by Nonameworks because: (no reason given)