Since August of 2016, rain barrels have been legal in Colorado. Rain Barrels were not permitted in Colorado in the past, because many felt that it would conflict with Colorado Water Law and may infringe on downstream water users' rights.
Here are a few things to keep in mind, when developing your own rain barrel system.
- Limits the homeowner to 2 barrels
- Combined capacity can NOT exceed 110 gallons
- Collected water must be used outside on the homeowner's property
Greeley Water Conservation is offering a free class to give customers the knowledge and the skills to design and install a rain barrel system in their yards. Find out how to do it right so you do not encourage mosquitos or other problems. Know how to connect it to your downspout, create your own barrel in a way that works best for you.Rain Barrel 101
August 30 - 6 p.m.
Family Fun Plex, 1501 65th Avenue
The workshop is free, but RSVPs are required. Sign up for this landscape lecture online