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.
During the rainy season, rain barrels, cisterns, and hand pumps can be used to catch the water. Once the water is in the barrel, an amazing 100-year-old method can be used to filter it.
Some states require a water permit to collect rainwater, even on your own property. A man in Oregon was jailed for collecting rainwater.
Here is an ingenious way to collect as much rainwater as you can get from the rain that falls on your property.
This method to filter rainwater has been around for more than 100 years. It is tried and true. Once you collect rain water in a barrel you will want to filter it. If you have a rain-collecting system in place then use this old method to safely and easily filter the water you collect.
Filtering rainwater has been done for hundreds of years. The newer ideas of filtering were based on the old – running water through natural semi-permeable barriers
Instead, if you construct a place for the rainwater to go, like a garden, you can make good use of the water before it comes down again.
You may be able to collect and use rainwater and rely on it for all of your water needs, if you do it right. Your rainwater collection system may be roof/gutter…
You think rainwater is free? You can’t collect it or you’ll go to jail. In Oregon it rains all the time but unless some laws change you’ll be fined, jailed or both
Storing water is now easier than ever. Using both vertical and horizontal storage units and even hide your water containers out of the way.