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Colorado Rain Barrels Now Legal

Colorado Rain Barrels Legal – At last, the Republican-controlled Colorado congress has passed a Rain Barrel Bill making it legal for residents to collect rainwater runoff from their rooftops. On May 12, 2016, Governor John Hickenlooper signed the bill into law. The new law is only...

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Brita Filter Slow Performance

I kept a log to see if my Brita filter slow performance was real or just my imagination. So far I have found the results to be clear and repeatable. Every advanced filter I have used in my Brita Pitcher has clogged after 6 to 10...

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Brita Pitcher Customer Support

When I discovered a performance problem with the Brita® Advanced Filters I documented my experience and contacted Brita Pitcher customer support (here). I gave my observations and pointed out that I was filtering distilled water, not tap water. After fully explaining the problem I asked what...

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Brita Advanced Filter Launched

I’m a fan of the Brita® filtering pitcher. Years ago I tried a faucet mounted water filter made by another company and found it awkward and cumbersome. When Brita introduced the filtering pitcher I got one and I’ve been using it for over twenty years. Maybe...

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Colorado Rain Barrel Law 2016

Thoughtful and open-minded Colorado legislators are at it again: using logic and reason against emotion. They want a rain barrel law allowing rooftop water collection in suburbia. Last year, a similar bill failed due to neglect. In a procedural maneuver conservatives let the bill die by...

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Colorado Rainwater

In Colorado, collecting rainwater from the roof of a residence is illegal. According to the University of Denver Water Law Review, Colorado is one of the last holdouts in the West opposing residential rainwater collection. In New Mexico, Arizona and Texas, not only are rainwater collection...

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