Do you have a rainy day fund?

Mile High Water Talk

Soon you can: Law allowing households to collect 110 gallons of rain headed to Gov.’s office.

Recently passed legislation will soon allow for small scale residential collection of rain from rooftops into barrels like the one pictured here. Photo: Roger Mommaerts, Flickr Creative Commons Recently passed legislation will soon allow for small-scale residential collection of rain from rooftops into barrels like the one pictured here. Photo: Roger Mommaerts, Flickr Creative Commons

By Travis Thompson

A “rainy day fund” has new meaning in Colorado after the state Senate passed House Bill 1005 on April 1, a measure allowing people up to two 55-gallon rain barrels per household.

Forget the traditional notion of using a rainy day fund to tap into a savings account for an unforeseen and unwanted expense. Soon Coloradans will be able to use a rainy day to build up their personal water supply and use it during dry spells.

Believe it or not, this has been a much debated topic, as Joey Bunch, Denver Post reporter explains in this video.

The divide on…

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