In Oregon, Jackson County officials tell a local couple they must tear out a 40-year-old two-acre pond located on the property they bought two years ago. This is the same county, that fined and imprisoned another landowner, Gary Harrington, for illegally collecting rainwater.
In this new case, the county says the water contained in the pond belongs to the Medford Water Commission, according to a 1925 state law.
According to the law, rainwater is not the right of a landowner.
Oregon man forced to destroy pond because water belongs to county…