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 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
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.