Rainwater Rules - Your Opinion Needed

How could a lack of water a problem in Washington? Actually it is. Water that can be used for development is in short supply becuase of water rights. However, utilization of captured rainwater decreases the need for treated water and lessons the demands on rivers, lakes, and aquifers. Should rainwater collection be subject to regulation? Should a water right permit be required for rainwater catchment systems?

Your opinion matters. Rules are being crafted regarding the collection of rainwater right now. Attend these open house sessions held by the Department of Ecology to lend your voice.

June 17 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Everett Community College - Jackson Center
801 Wetmore Avenue
Everett WA

June 18 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Department of Ecology - Auditorium
300 Desmond Drive
Lacey WA

June 19 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wenatchee Convention Center
Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel - Golden Delicious Room
201 N. Wenatchee Avenue
Wenatchee WA

The Council is working with a broad group of stakeholders on this issue and attended a stakeholder meeting on the proposed rule yesterday, June 11. Two more stakeholder meetings have been scheduled for: Tuesday, July 1, 8:00-12:00 and Friday, July 11, 8:00-12:00. A report on discussions and results from the first meeting will follow.

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