From the document titled: “Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Regulation LW-2 SURFACE WATER AND GROUNDWATER USE AND PROTECTION Adopted by the Commission on Environmental Quality June 24, 2004 Amended by the Commission on Environmental Quality January 26, 2006 Amended by the Commission on Environmental Quality December 10, 2009” I found the following information: There are strict regulations on surface water, and ground water usage starting on page 8 at the preceding link.
he information in this post is based on my interpretation.Rain barrels and rain water harvesting are encouraged in Maryland. view=state agencies Conservation/Water Conservation Factsheet/Pages/Programs/Water Programs/Water_Conservation/Water_Factsheet/North Carolina Update March 22, 2014 regarding North Carolina: I found on the North Carolina government website specifically stating that setting up rain barrels or rain water harvesting by individual homeowners is against the law.Rain barrels and rain water harvesting are actually encouraged in North Carolina. uuid=dcc53c0f-ff4b-4ece-872c-c1ff27dc7d7a&group Id=38364 Legislation/Statutes/HTML/By Section/Chapter_153A/GS_153A-145 uuid=b1fb84b4-b183-41a2-a211-113e287be2f9&group Id=38364 uuid=84485c32-e3bc-413a-a0ae-313c963c037f&group Id=38322 North Dakota Update March 21, 2014 regarding North Dakota: I found on the North Dakota government website specifically stating that setting up rain barrels or rain water harvesting by individual home owners is against the law.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.Also note that in Texas, the right to harvest rain water is actually protected by law.Update; June 1, 2015: Some new information on Nevada.