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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
Maybe there is an issue with her roof material, maybe she has something in the material that would be toxic as runoff.
But while rainwater may seem like a global common, nowadays it depends on where you live: By capturing rainwater, some homeowners are breaking the law.
A person wanting to harvest rainwater in Colorado faces a rather formidable barrier in state law. The doctrine of prior appropriations with its mantra of "First in time, first in right" rules and determines surface water rights. This means that senior water right holders, those who first put water to beneficial use, have priority water rights in the now overly appropriated rivers. In the event of shortages on the river, their rights are satisfied before junior water right holders.
By GARY CHITTIM / KING 5 News
Workers are building a concrete basin for an underground reservoir capable of holding a million gallons of rainwater. Runoff from the rooftops of the sprawling headquarters will be captured and held in the tank for use to flush toilets, keep water features filled and to water the landscaping. SkyKING The new Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Headquarters dominates the blocks east of Seattle Center. This is the parking structure. Imagine the pressure that will take off of the city's water supply.