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Rainwater collection Anonymous 03/09/2019 (Sat) 03:16:58 [Preview] No. 20013
I love this idea of using rain buckets to capture the runoff from the roofs for irrigation. I already have solar panels on the roof so this is the next step toward living a zero carbon lifestyle. It amazes me that people aren't already capturing rain from their roofs, which should be REQUIRED for residential buildings, along with solar or wind. My water utility bill last month was 30 dollars, but if I get enough rain buckets maybe I would never have to water my lawn again.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=J1vRcEreOhs [Embed]

Anonymous 03/11/2019 (Mon) 04:01:56 [Preview] No.20021 del
it's illegal in murica

Anonymous 03/11/2019 (Mon) 04:13:15 [Preview] No.20023 del
Tell that to the green acres soaking it up. Arrest the land. Lock down the land. Dig into a hole and bury ourselves let us nestle in the earth.

Anonymous 03/12/2019 (Tue) 00:32:32 [Preview] No.20033 del
It rains so much where I live, there's no point. Water utility is almost free, my monthly bill is all administrative and delivery charges, actual usage cost is nil.

Anonymous 03/14/2019 (Thu) 13:19:56 [Preview] No.20053 del
It still costs money to pump the water to your house, and that means electricity which means unnecessary global warming. You probably have enough water on your roof to flush your toilets and water your gardens for free.

America does have idiotic water laws, but it's more stupid to comply and pay the local water monopoly more than you have to. And what are you going to do if there's a 5 day blackout and water stops flowing like in Venezuela?
https://youtube.com/watch?v=pY740f_Srp8 [Embed]

You can be prepared with 100 gallons of renewable water in a bucket you can boil, plus what is in your water heater. And if you buy a 1000 gallon cistern you can grow crops, or trade it to needy neighbors for their goodwill.

Anonymous 04/12/2019 (Fri) 16:39:06 [Preview] No.20391 del
Not in all places its not, the most control freak bureaucratic laws that prohibit rain water collection ironically happen to be extremely "progressive" populated areas (with an exception to Utah). Out in more rural areas they literally don't give a flying fuck if you collect rainwater or do some homesteading. It really comes down to whether or not you live in highly populated areas. And even if it is illegal in a more rural area chances are you won't get caught doing it because you'll be out of sight out of mind. Thats why I actually enjoy living in a old hick town. No one bothers us out here. If you don't mind living in depressed areas, small towns are good places to find safe havens from bratty bureaucrats which major cities attract like magnets.

Anonymous 04/13/2019 (Sat) 04:23:09 [Preview] No.20393 del
The east coast is rainy and doesn't have those laws for a reason. It has nothing to do with being progressive, it has to do with miners and a history of absolute capitalism you uneducated panjandrum. The west was not progressive in the not so distant past and treated the scarce water as the rights of miners. Unlike in the east, miners could buy water rights because CAPITALISM. They would divert entire rivers to sweep over entire mountain faces to separate the sediments with sluice mining/hydraulic mining in their hunt for gold.

Western states were historically pressured by rich and greedy miners (and ranchers) into passing laws to prevent people from capturing any water runoff on their property which might ultimately go into rivers where someone has a 100 year old water claim. That way these capitalists can keep a monopoly on water, and sell you water at inflated prices.

This form of capitalism is a conservative ideology, and socialism its a progressive opposite you dumb fuck. Socialism is all about protecting common resources and making them available to the public, not turning most of the water over to a handful of guys with hereditary claims to river water.

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