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Collecting Rainwater From Your Own House Now Illegal?

radio -- rainbarrelIt seems that with each new day, the government is banning something – raw milk, septic tanks, even vegetable gardens.

But a ban on collecting rainwater? It’s true, and it’s happening in some parts of America. And it’s the topic of this week’s edition of Off The Grid Radio, as Seattle attorney Jeff B. Kray – one of the nation’s leading experts on rainwater harvesting laws – joins us. Kray has fought the good fight, defending homeowners in their battle against the government to collect rainwater legally.

Kray tells us:

  • Why some states restrict rainwater collecting.
  • What states have restrictions on rainwater harvesting.
  • Where he’d recommend relocating to for friendly rainwater laws.
  • What you should do in your state to make sure you’re legal.

It certainly sounds un-American to ban rainwater harvesting, and the Founding Fathers no doubt would have staunchly opposed it. And the Internet is full of rumors on what is and is not legal.

In this episode of Off The Grid Radio, we separate fact from myth and explore what really is the truth about rainwater harvesting bans.

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  1. Civil disobedience Time.

  2. I wish there was a transcript.

  3. Ya a transcript would be nice.

  4. Especially since the video wont play. Lol.

  5. Video wouldn’t play for me, either. Wish there was just an article.

  6. It’s an mp3 file which would explain why the video does not work. But, the audio works great! I agree that a transcript would be nice though.

  7. They used to have transcripts. I don’t know why they stopped. For those hard of hearing, a transcript is the only option. It’s very disappointing that they stopped providing transcripts. Anyone know why they did that?

  8. I can not believe we have to discuss this!This is incredibly ridiculous!Thank you liberal democrats for all you do to take away all of our rights! To all you who vote democrats because you like being dependent on the government cause they tax me to death to give you free handouts good luck when the SHTF! they are not gonna be able to take care of you lowlifes!

  9. MY friend LIVED off the GRID, IN THE MOUNTAINS,one day we were coming home,and we could see smoke in the distance,AS WE APPROCHED HIS HOUSE,we realized it was on FIRE,as we came around the last corner THE US FOREST SERVICE PASSED US,..THEY HAD SET HIS HOUSE ON FIRE,ALL you dumb shits who think living off grid,IS OK,you better have armed guards standing around when you leave to GO ANYWHERE,CAUSE THEY WILL BE COMING and they will burn down your house too…..THE COMMIES are destroying everyone,and you won’t be allowed to rebuild your house either,THEY WANT everyone LIVING IN TOWN,where you’ll be under their hand of treason,KEEP thinking your safe,hahaha,my how surprised you be when you realize THOSE COMMIES IN BLUE were your worst enemy,and you were to BLIND TO SEE the truth…..THOMAS JEFFERSON warned you about standing ARMIES,police gangs and military,BUT you didn’t listen to him either did you…………

  10. When the good Lord stops making rain or He tells me I’m not allowed to collect it, THEN AND ONLY THEN will I stopharvesting a gift from God.

  11. What’s next? A tax on the use of sunshine or wind?! The Regime in Washington and their nefarious EPA better get real or some bad times are coming very soon.

  12. Illegal, yawn…. Only if they catch me.

  13. This isn’t communism it’s capitalism at its worst. Land of the free my oh my!

  14. Meanwhile in Colorado the only state where collecting rainwater has been illegal since the late 1800’s we are about to legalize rain barrels!!! BTW rain barrels are only one way to harvest rainwater… using earthworks to slow, sink, and spread water are totally legal and in most cases more effective than rain barrels or cisterns alone.

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