Quite a while back I mentioned the little known fact that in several states it is still considered against the law for individual landowners to collect and use rain water. Such antiquated rain water laws have been under attack for quite a while, and rightly so, given the continuing drought situation faced by so many across the U.S. Californians may now legally collect and use rain water; thanks to the “Rainwater Capture Act of 2012”. Legislators there recognized the simple fact that after facing long lasting drought, Californians need to be able to use whatever water is at their disposal. And they’re not the only ones. Many other states are working to allow rain water collection. With many states seeing their reservoir water quickly diminishing such legislation is imperative. While collecting and using rainwater can be a great way to conserve resources, along with that comes the responsibility of the proper use and treatment of the collected rain water by landowners.