Rainwater Harvesting is something I have taken for granted here in Texas but after a recently reading an article that some states do not allow for it and after the talk given in yesterday's Master Naturalist class on the topic of Rainwater Harvesting, I am exceedingly appreciative that the state of Texas is forward thinking enough to not only allow Rainwater Harvesting but to encourage it.
State Rainwater Harvesting Programs
Not only does this state allow the harvesting of rainwater, our state allows for the tax exempt purchase of rainwater harvesting systems per Section 151.355 since 2001 and as of 2003 Home Owners Associations cannot prohibit rainwater collection systems (although they may dictate where those systems may be placed). Texas Property Code § 202.007
2003 Rainwater System Legislation in TX
Texas Property Code Re: Rainwater Systems/HOAs
Water is such a precious commodity that in my opinion, other states would do well to follow Texas' example.
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