As some Utah residents may be aware, current law prohibits collecting rain water on your own property unless you also own the water rights for that property. While this seems a clear violation of private property rights, there are some movements afoot to change this law. And the good new is YOU can help!
A new piece of legislation proposed by State Senator Scott Jenkins, mentioned in this Deseret News article outlines a plan to allow homeowners to collect and legally use rainwater that has fallen on their property. How did rain water falling on private property ever come to be the legal property of the state?
We at Utah Preppers urge you to contact your local state representative to urge him or her to support this legislation when it comes up during the next session. You can find your local representative here.