Tag Archives: water law

Lawmakers Retain Rain Barrel Ban

rain barrelColorado’s only-in-the-nation ban on backyard rain barrels is sticking around for another year. The state Senate moved yesterday to reject a bill to allow homeowners to use up to two 55-gallon rain barrels. The maneuver was a late-evening vote to delay the bill, meaning it won’t make it to the governor’s desk before lawmakers conclude Continue reading

Lawmakers End Ban on Backyard Rain Barrels

rain barrelThe Colorado House has voted to end Colorado’s only-in-the-nation ban on backyard rain barrels. The bill allows homeowners to collect up to 110 gallons in rain barrels. Colorado’s rain-barrel ban is little known and widely flouted, with rain barrels for sale at many home-gardening stores and commonly used by home gardeners. But the Continue reading

Tipton Blasts Further Attempts By Feds to Control Water

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) stressed that the Forest Service’s newly proposed Directive on Groundwater Resource Management includes overly broad language that will expand the agency’s regulatory reach over groundwater and jeopardize privately-held water rights. The directive is strikingly similar in function and tone to the recent Continue reading