As far as I know, it is illegal to collect rain water in the state of Utah. Maybe it's different in Vernal, but I know it's illegal in Layton. I think it's a stupid law, but the state feels it owns the rain, so we are stealing if we collect it.
Thanks for bringing that to my attention, Jen. Such stupid laws sometimes, eh? I looked it up and found information at http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=29197 that says that in 2010 a law was passed for UT that you can collect up to 2500 gallons if you register and purchase a specific water barrel. This definitely feels like a violation of our personal rights...but at least we now have a way to collect it legally. Hopefully the law will change further in our favor in the future!
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