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Old 08-05-2014, 07:52 PM  
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We started installing that stuff about 2006 around here.



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Old 08-05-2014, 08:34 PM  
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I haven't seen any up here and I think it should be law. Everything runs into the storm system and every subdivion on hill side has a mosquito pond to control the run off. When every house should have a cistern under the garage floor for watering lawns. They think nothing of have an ejector pump so they can take a pee in the basement.



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Here it is against the law to collect rain water for irrigation. You must let it go to the ocean.

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I guess logic would be out of the question.

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I didn't realize rainwater harvesting was an issue till now. i did a quick search and found this: http://www.enlight-inc.com/blog/?p=1036

I haven't verified info here, but it was the most complete of the info that I found.

Also saw a mention that the problem with modern cisterns is the plastic that is used leaches into the water and may be toxic downstream.....

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I didn't realize rainwater harvesting was an issue till now. i did a quick search and found this: http://www.enlight-inc.com/blog/?p=1036

I haven't verified info here, but it was the most complete of the info that I found.

Also saw a mention that the problem with modern cisterns is the plastic that is used leaches into the water and may be toxic downstream.....
Toxic for the lawn??
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I can't quote exactly, and 'toxic' is a word that kind of sets off alarms in people; but the poster was saying that the leached chemicals accumulate as they move downstream...and the first stop may be your lawn. I imagine that in an area where there are lots of plastic cisterns, there could be some concern - enough to get local government involved.

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I can't quote exactly, and 'toxic' is a word that kind of sets off alarms in people; but the poster was saying that the leached chemicals accumulate as they move downstream...and the first stop may be your lawn. I imagine that in an area where there are lots of plastic cisterns, there could be some concern - enough to get local government involved.
If they are the people selling water.
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good point. it is a source of income to some cities.

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Picked up the fake grass today for the back yard. Boy did that cost a pretty penny.



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