Collecting Rainwater now Illegal in many States: Government owns our Water

Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I’m about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else.

As bizarre as it sounds, laws restricting property owners from “diverting” water that falls on their own homes and land have been on the books for quite some time in many Western states. Only recently, as droughts and renewed interest in water conservation methods have become more common, have individuals and business owners started butting heads with law enforcement over the practice of collecting rainwater for personal use.

Check out this YouTube video of a news report out of Salt Lake City, Utah, about the issue. It’s illegal in Utah to divert rainwater without a valid water right, and Mark Miller of Mark Miller Toyota, found this out the hard way.

After constructing a large rainwater collection system at his new dealership to use for washing new cars, Miller found out that the project was actually an “unlawful diversion of rainwater.” Even though it makes logical conservation sense to collect rainwater for this type of use since rain is scarce in Utah, it’s still considered a violation of water rights which apparently belong exclusively to Utah’s various government bodies.

"Utah’s the second driest state in the nation. Our laws probably ought to catch up with that," explained Miller in response to the state’s ridiculous rainwater collection ban.

Salt Lake City officials worked out a compromise with Miller and are now permitting him to use “their” rainwater, but the fact that individuals like Miller don’t actually own the rainwater that falls on their property is a true indicator of what little freedom we actually have here in the U.S. (Access to the rainwater that falls on your own property seems to be a basic right, wouldn’t you agree?)

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  1. enigmog reblogged this from evelynangle
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  6. ronenreblogs reblogged this from davereed and added:
    all your rain are belong to us
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  8. davereed reblogged this from deus--ex-machina and added:
    deus—ex-machina: Police State, much? Hmm, I could collect my own rainwater to use, or let it filter through the ground,...
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  10. sdgrave reblogged this from oldpunkguy and added:
    America, land of the free?
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  12. ashemountain reblogged this from oldpunkguy and added:
    Seriously, I really do need some dick punching gloves.
  13. red-dumpling reblogged this from deus--ex-machina and added:
    deus—ex-machina: That’s fucked up.
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    I want to move one of these states and start up rainwater collection rebellions. Mass protests in the rain with buckets...
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  25. patherart reblogged this from government-hookers and added:
    Come on West. Time update the old law book.
  26. terroristbakesale reblogged this from aghoulistmike and added:
    wow i am actually dumbfounded by this. this is a whole new low…
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