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Originally posted by questioningall
People in that area - need to stand up regarding this issue - that is crazy!
"Greenploitation" = the exploiting of ignorance to make billions! Yup sounds about right!!
Over here in the UK we are charged for the water that lands on our roofs and goes down the drain (a lot of residential people dont know this as it only appears on business bills, although joe public still gets charged), however, if we collect it, like people do in their gardens in them big blue drums, you can be fined for stealing off the water company.
In April, 2009, Senator Feingold introduced (and gathered 24 co-sponsors already) legislation, S. 787, to fundamentally change the definition of “water” under control of the federal government:
Originally posted by dodadoom
Incredible! Is this what its coming too? Poor lady, she just was
doing the right thing! Who do they think they are and who do they think
owns the rain and where do they think it comes from?
God in heaven! Oh,..the arrogance!
They have no right! (Unless they pay for the roof!)
All she wants is the rain water that lands on her roof. She lives with her husband and two children in a solar-powered home in rural San Miguel County. Committed to promoting sustainability, Kris Holstrom grows organic produce year-round, most of which is sold to local restaurants and farmers markets. On a mesa at 9,000 feet elevation, however, water other than precipitation is hard to come by. So Kris did what thousands of farmers before her have done: She applied for a water right. Except instead of seeking to divert water from a stream, she sought to collect rain that fell upon the roof of her house and greenhouse. To her surprise, the state engineer opposed her application, arguing that other water users already had locked up the right to use the rain. The Colorado Water Court agreed, and Kris was denied the right to store a few barrels of rainwater. If she persisted with rain harvesting, she would be subject to fines of up to $500 per day.
Gets crazier every day! No, being crazy may take a permit somewhere in the future!
What, taxing mud puddles? Is that what we've become now? Are we that desperate?
In Colorado, water rights laws severely restrict rainwater harvesting -- a property owner who captures rainwater is effectively stealing it from those who have rights to take water from the watershed.