Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-09-2023, 01:40 PM   #381 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 24,807
Thanks: 7,024
Thanked 7,904 Times in 6,468 Posts
The stories I remember were about ponds rather than rain barrels. [citation needed]

__________________
.
.

Without freedom of speech we wouldn't know who all the idiots are. -- anonymous poster

____________________

Back in my day there was so much toilet paper and eggs that we would throw them at the houses of our enemies

____________________
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 01-09-2023, 06:42 PM   #382 (permalink)
Not Doug
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 11,638

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 34.2 mpg (US)

Gramps - '04 Toyota Camry LE
90 day: 35.39 mpg (US)

Don't hit me bro - '05 Toyota Camry LE
90 day: 32.98 mpg (US)
Thanks: 7,137
Thanked 2,146 Times in 1,646 Posts
I endeavor to avoid standing water.

My sister's water tanks are out back.

I wonder how you could surreptitiously run the water from in front to a collection system in the back.
__________________
"Oh if you use math, reason, and logic you will be hated."--OilPan4
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2023, 07:27 PM   #383 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 24,807
Thanks: 7,024
Thanked 7,904 Times in 6,468 Posts
Water management in AZ?

__________________
.
.

Without freedom of speech we wouldn't know who all the idiots are. -- anonymous poster

____________________

Back in my day there was so much toilet paper and eggs that we would throw them at the houses of our enemies

____________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2023, 10:09 PM   #384 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 11,573
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1,459 Times in 1,303 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piotrsko View Post
In some of the communities that I have seen with anti rain collection statutes, they have retired people doing code enforcement looking for containers attached to the gutter downspouts or visible gutter ends with nothing attached.
First of all, what would be the reason to ban rain collection?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2023, 10:57 PM   #385 (permalink)
Not Doug
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 11,638

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 34.2 mpg (US)

Gramps - '04 Toyota Camry LE
90 day: 35.39 mpg (US)

Don't hit me bro - '05 Toyota Camry LE
90 day: 32.98 mpg (US)
Thanks: 7,137
Thanked 2,146 Times in 1,646 Posts
From what I saw on-line, no states prohibit rain harvesting, and some states prohibit states from prohibiting it, but they can limit it.

They don't want visible big ugly barrels?

They don't want mosquitos [from ponds]?
__________________
"Oh if you use math, reason, and logic you will be hated."--OilPan4
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2023, 01:48 AM   #386 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 24,807
Thanks: 7,024
Thanked 7,904 Times in 6,468 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr
First of all, what would be the reason to ban rain collection?
Downstream water rights. It's complicated.
__________________
.
.

Without freedom of speech we wouldn't know who all the idiots are. -- anonymous poster

____________________

Back in my day there was so much toilet paper and eggs that we would throw them at the houses of our enemies

____________________
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to freebeard For This Useful Post:
Piotrsko (01-10-2023)
Old 01-10-2023, 11:03 AM   #387 (permalink)
Somewhat crazed
 
Piotrsko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: 1826 miles WSW of Normal
Posts: 3,371
Thanks: 387
Thanked 975 Times in 858 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Downstream water rights. It's complicated.
Give the man a cigar. Here 99% of the truckee river has water rights allocated and there is a minimum required to flow to the termination lake for endangered fish spawning all the way back to lake tahoe. Critical flow is measured at the inlet to said lake 24/7/365.
__________________
casual notes from the underground:There are some "experts" out there that in reality don't have a clue as to what they are doing.
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Piotrsko For This Useful Post:
freebeard (01-10-2023)
Old 01-11-2023, 08:12 PM   #388 (permalink)
JSH
AKA - Jason
 
JSH's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: PDX
Posts: 3,030

Adventure Seeker - '04 Chevy Astro - Campervan
90 day: 17.3 mpg (US)
Thanks: 257
Thanked 1,748 Times in 1,182 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
First of all, what would be the reason to ban rain collection?
As the others mentioned - in some parts of the USA there are very complicated systems of water rights that can be sold separately from the physical land. What that means is that most people do not "own" the rainwater that falls on their land and must let it run off naturally. It is illegal to store rainwater in any way.

We also sell minerals rights separately from land. That can come back to haunt people that find out they legally have to allow someone that owns the mineral rights under their property to drill an oil or gas well or mine under their house. A homeowner might end up with one of these next to their house

  Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2023, 09:51 PM   #389 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 11,573
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1,459 Times in 1,303 Posts
Rainwater collection is not illegal anywhere in my country, but AFAIK a permit is needed and taxes are charged in order to have a pond at home. Mineral rights seem to be similar to what is enforced in the United States.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com