“MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi 39530 Contact: Susan Perkins Phone: 228‐523‐4124 News Release 13‐7‐SLP January 31, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Build a Rain Barrel Workshop to Be Held Feb.
Consider those states whose links have not changed to be the most reliable.
When I get time, I will try to update each state’s info.
That said, there is a dangerous trend surfacing, not in “big” government, but in local authorities. Do not react out of ignorance resulting in misplaced anger.
Home owner’s associations, local counties, and cities can often times target citizens for a variety of marginally legal reasons, usually resulting from a complaint registered by a neighbor, or the actions of an over-zealous “inspector”. Respond and stand firm with truth and factual evidence.
We have been getting some posts documenting the harassment of citizens by local authorities in regards to collecting rain water.
I’ve checked these out to the best of my ability, and found most of them to be somewhat accurate.Several notes of caution: in some cases there may be good reasons for prohibiting rain water harvesting by individuals.This may not have anything to do with “government ownership of rain”, and everything to do with public safety.Mississippi Update March 18, 2014 regarding Mississippi: I found on the Mississippi state government website specifically stating that setting up rain barrels or rain water harvesting is against state law.I did find that the laws and regulations regarding water are extremely complex in Mississippi, as they are in every state government website I have checked so far. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources recommends setting up rain barrels in this document and shows how to set them up.Also note that there are over 3000 counties in the U. It is entirely possible that rain water harvesting may be subject to additional laws not found on the state government websites.