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WA state adopts rainwater collection policy October 16, 2009

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Note how cleverly the article reports on a “policy statement” — not law — but which apparently has the force of law …

Ecology directors are now writing legislation?

In the form of policy statements?

Anyone else see the problem with this picture?

— Kim


WA state adopts rainwater collection policy
Washington Ecology Director Jay Manning has signed a policy statement that says residents can collect and store rainwater for use on their property without a water-rights permit

Associated Press
October 12, 2009

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington Ecology Director Jay Manning has signed a policy statement that says residents can collect and store rainwater for use on their property without a water-rights permit.

The new policy, signed Friday, clarifies how rainwater collection should be handled under state law. The decision is important to homebuilders and others who want to include rooftop or other water collection systems in their construction.

As part of the policy, the Ecology Department reserves the right to regulate such systems if they become so widely used that they could harm stream flows or existing water rights.

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