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Capturing Rainwater is Illegal in the U.S.

Utah: Capturing Rainwater is Illegal

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S.787 Would Regulate All Water Sources in the U.S.

Ching Lee
CFBF
June 24, 2009

Despite strong opposition from agricultural groups and private property rights advocates, a bill that would expand the federal reach of the Clean Water Act, and that could have sweeping effects on everyday farming activities, passed out of a key U.S. Senate committee last week.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted 12-7 to advance S. 787, also known as the Clean Water Restoration Act, which now faces consideration by the full Senate.

If adopted, the legislation would give the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers authority over nearly every wet area in the nation, including farm ponds, intermittent streams, ditches and, potentially, groundwater, said Elisa Noble, director of livestock, public lands and natural resources for the California Farm Bureau Federation.

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In Colorado, Rain Barrels Are Illegal (no bull)
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