posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 02:28 PM
The local or state can also limit the water you use during the drought too. So it is not just collecting it they can regulate.
This guy doesn't just have a yard, he is draining 170 acres. That is a lot of water to remove from the environment. Trees and a lot of plants need
that surface water to survive, so he is risking changing the ecology of his land and the lands around him.
The interpretation of the law isn't correct. The state does not own the water, the state is the custodian, all the water belongs to the public, and
the state makes sure that it is distributed equally.
in western states, you will see more of this where water is more scarce. And now that the state is in a moderate drought, you will definetly see more
If everyone starts harvesting rain water, then the groundwater will not be replenished and the city will suffer.
If there was a severe water shortage, and the locals are limited to 50 gallons a day rations, would you side with this guy?