Colorado Residents, Get Out Your Rain Barrels
HB16-1105 was signed by Governor Hickenlooper on May 12th.
Under the new Colorado law, residents can now own up to two 55 gallon rain barrels, which means it will save you some money on your monthly water bill when it comes to watering your garden from here on out. Previously, rain barrels were in violation of Colorado water laws.
"That's hard for people to understand when the state owns all the water and is charged in the constitution to distribute that water," Sen. Sonnenberg said in an article via KUSA.
I don't know about you, but I welcome the opportunity to water my plants in by backyard through rainwater... Now I need to go find a couple of 55 gallon rain barrels!
The new law goes into effect August 10th.