Posts Tagged ‘rain water’

Colorado makes it legal for homeowners to harvest rainwater

June 11, 2009

In the eyes of the law, Karl Hanzel was a water thief. Colorado homeowners who captured and stored water that fell onto their own roofs were considered to be stealing because that water technically belonged to the owners of streams and aquifers beneath the homeowners’ properties. If caught, they faced fines up to $500 a day.

Article here.

All-In-One Solar Electric, Thermal And Rainwater Harvesting

March 13, 2009

Englert Environmental has unveiled an integrated metal roofing system that can deliver much of the energy, heating and water needs of the average American home without tapping into local utility resources.

The new rooftop system provides electric power, hot water heat and water for outdoor and indoor uses all in a single package.