I just love that saying, sometimes it just says it all! I’ve often thought of using it as a title for a post, but until now I didn’t have anything that was just quite dumb enough. Well thank you Utah State officials for providing me with it. Last night’s newscast had this story in it and while watching it A~ and I did a “WHAT?” in unison.
It seems that in Utah, the second driest state in the Nation (“Except for its neighbor to the west, Nevada, Utah receives less annual average precipitation (13 inches) than any of the 50 states” ref: Division of Water Resources). A state where the State Division of Water Resources State Water Plan, January 1990 states: “Significant water use reductions can be achieved when people understand the reasons to conserve. Water conservation can be pursued through two basic strategies: (1) More efficient operation of the storage and delivery facilities by the water provider to increase supply; and (2) more efficient use by users to reduce demand.”; it is illegal to collect and store for use rainwater. Doesn’t collecting and using your own rainwater for landscaping or other uses seem like “efficient use by users” to them? Not trying change that kind of law is just plain “Stuck on Stupid.” Hopefully now that the issue has seen the light of day we can get this kind of thing changed.
Agree? Disagree? Where do you stand?