Fact Sheet Available on How to Harvest Rainwater
Cabot: “That at its very basic level is no more than two rain barrels — 55 gallon rain barrels — attached to any single family house or multi-family dwelling with four units or more. So that basic restriction on the amount of water that can be collected or that volume of water that can be collected is a critical thing for people to understand. Secondly the design of the legislation is intended for non-potable outdoor uses which I would say the vast majority of people would consider it to be for gardening purposes.”
Cabot continues with more about the Fact Sheet that has been created.
Cabot: “We have slew of Frequently Asked Questions that I think are really constructive for people to go through to understand what they can and cannot do. So we have these FAQs that should be very useful for people. Then we make this very basic point that this rain water legislation is not attempting to establish a new water right — just because you can put this barrel outside of your house doesn’t mean you suddenly have a water right. What you have essentially been given is a temporary exemption from the prior appropriations system to allow you to collect this very minimal amount of water.”
You can find this informative fact sheet on CSU’s extension website.
Colorado State University Extension has created a fact sheet with additional details on rainwater harvesting. For more information, http://col.st/m17iB or https://wp.me/p65FbT-9Cv.