Monday, March 14, 2016

Fighting over "rain barrels"


Summit Daily News Link

Legalizing household rain barrels in Colorado is pitting conservation-minded Democrats against Republicans determined to defend water rights. The two-session standoff, however, has a handful of legal experts wondering why there’s a fight.
None of them could point to a statute that specifically says rain barrels are illegal. Arguments on both sides depend on a broad legal interpretation that says you can’t store a drop without a water right, even if you put it back in the ground to water a garden a few feet away.
For the full, online version of this story, visit The Denver Post.
Courtesy of the Summit Daily News.