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
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.
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