Is collecting rainwater in California illegal?Is it illegal to collect rain water in other states?

There are no laws against rain harvesting in California.Colorado is the only state where it is illegal to harvest rain water.Each house can hold up to 112 gallons of rain barrel storage.There are no laws against rain harvesting in Connecticut.

When did collecting rain become illegal?The Rainwater Capture Act of 2012 made it legal to collect rain if you are in compliance with the California State Water Resources Board requirements.

The State Water Board can grant permits for water flowing in any natural channel if the water is subject to appropriation.Harvest of rain from rooftops doesn’t need a water right permit because they are not a natural channel.

Rainwater can be collected in Wa State.You don’t need a permit either.There are some rules around self collections of water.You have to use it.