Sadly, lots of the links we put here to state gov’t webpages on rain water harvesting have been moved, or perhaps simply removed.This will mean another long process of research to update each state’s information.On this blog I do not intend to focus on taking a political stance on the legality or morality of rain water harvesting.
Update; June 1, 2015: Some new information on Nevada.
Update; April 10, 2015: Its been over a year since the last post on this topic.
Rain barrels and rain water harvesting are encouraged in Maryland. view=state agencies Conservation/Water Conservation Factsheet/Pages/Programs/Water Programs/Water_Conservation/Water_Factsheet/North Carolina Update March 22, 2014 regarding North Carolina: I found on the North Carolina government website specifically stating that setting up rain barrels or rain water harvesting by individual homeowners is against the law.
Rain barrels and rain water harvesting are actually encouraged in North Carolina. uuid=dcc53c0f-ff4b-4ece-872c-c1ff27dc7d7a&group Id=38364 Legislation/Statutes/HTML/By Section/Chapter_153A/GS_153A-145 uuid=b1fb84b4-b183-41a2-a211-113e287be2f9&group Id=38364 uuid=84485c32-e3bc-413a-a0ae-313c963c037f&group Id=38322 North Dakota Update March 21, 2014 regarding North Dakota: I found on the North Dakota government website specifically stating that setting up rain barrels or rain water harvesting by individual home owners is against the law.
Also note that there are over 3000 counties in the U. It is entirely possible that rain water harvesting may be subject to additional laws not found on the state government websites.
Also note that in Texas, the right to harvest rain water is actually protected by law.In places like California where there is a major drought and water is now a huge issue; expect regulations to change.he information in this post is based on my interpretation.If local authorities prohibit rain barrels, there may be a darn good reason.Check with local health districts regarding this issue before you set up rain barrels.Also note that: it is my interpretation that California, Colorado, and Ohio have regulations that make it very difficult for the average homeowner to set up a rainwater harvesting system; even though it is not “blatantly against the law for anyone and / or everyone”.