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  • TexasHusker
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    Originally posted by JoeP View Post

    Weren't we talking about water?
    Yes, but it's the same concept. People in dry states are wasting water to keep things wet. People in hot states are wasting energy trying to keep things cool. Etc.

    Probably need to hit the reset button and do a lot more twerking.

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  • JoeP
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    Originally posted by TexasHusker View Post

    My thoughts exactly. I don't understand why people have air conditioning in places that are obviously hot. Using all of that energy to keep things cool in Phoenix? Come on.

    And why are we heating dwellings in northern climates that are naturally cold? Seems dumb.
    Weren't we talking about water?

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  • bjl584
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    Originally posted by TexasHusker View Post

    True story: there was a guy here who was issued a citation because he was pumping water from the gutter into storage tanks for watering. City said the water is their property once it's in the gutter.
    I've heard of things like that.
    Luckily, there are no ordinances where I live.
    I'm basically free to do whatever I want on my property.
    My cousin used to live in an HOA and he wasn't permitted to do anything.
    He couldn't wait to move out of there.

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  • bjl584
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    Originally posted by Petunia 100 View Post

    Which state are you in?
    Pennsylvania

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  • TexasHusker
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    Originally posted by JoeP View Post
    This is one of my biggest gripes: lawn irrigation systems. If you live in an area that doesn't naturally support a lawn, then why in the world would you waste resources to have one?
    My thoughts exactly. I don't understand why people have air conditioning in places that are obviously hot. Using all of that energy to keep things cool in Phoenix? Come on.

    And why are we heating dwellings in northern climates that are naturally cold? Seems dumb.

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  • JoeP
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    Originally posted by ua_guy View Post
    I am not a fan of lawns. There are so many natural ways to have a beautifully landscaped yard which doesn't involve lawn or excessive watering routines.
    This is one of my biggest gripes: lawn irrigation systems. If you live in an area that doesn't naturally support a lawn, then why in the world would you waste resources to have one?

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  • TexasHusker
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    Originally posted by ua_guy View Post

    So let me get this straight. He was reprimanded for using city property and city-owned drainage systems to personally benefit himself and his property? How is that any different from borrowing a city-owned pickup truck on the weekend to haul some furniture for a friend? Does it not all fall under fraud/waste/abuse policies?
    I think that's precisely what happened! He had a small hose in the gutter pumping water into a container, and he got a misdemeanor for theft. I told him he needs to stick with twirking on ambulances at active accident scenes in order to steer clear of the law.

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  • ua_guy
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    Originally posted by TexasHusker View Post

    True story: there was a guy here who was issued a citation because he was pumping water from the gutter into storage tanks for watering. City said the water is their property once it's in the gutter.
    So let me get this straight. He was reprimanded for using city property and city-owned drainage systems to personally benefit himself and his property? How is that any different from borrowing a city-owned pickup truck on the weekend to haul some furniture for a friend? Does it not all fall under fraud/waste/abuse policies?

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  • TexasHusker
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    Originally posted by Petunia 100 View Post

    The rain gutters attached to his home or street gutters?
    street gutters

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  • Petunia 100
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    Originally posted by TexasHusker View Post

    True story: there was a guy here who was issued a citation because he was pumping water from the gutter into storage tanks for watering. City said the water is their property once it's in the gutter.
    The rain gutters attached to his home or street gutters?

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  • Petunia 100
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    Originally posted by bjl584 View Post

    Not as a rule.
    It's been decades since there has been a significant drought here.

    I have city water (strangely enough since I'm in the country), so watering the garden can get expensive.
    It rains enough to keep the IBC totes reasonably filled during growing season.
    Which state are you in?

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  • TexasHusker
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    Originally posted by bjl584 View Post
    So I am in communication with a guy who sells those wire cage IBC totes.
    Each one holds 300 gallons.
    The plan is to buy 2 of them.
    I'm going to tie my gutters on the back of my house into them and put a pump in them.
    I'll be using the water for my garden.

    So, there is my personal water conservation project.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...8-3eb9c2aaacc4
    True story: there was a guy here who was issued a citation because he was pumping water from the gutter into storage tanks for watering. City said the water is their property once it's in the gutter.

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  • james.hendrickson
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    Posting Rennigade's water storage photos, because the wire cage IBC totes are big and look cool.



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  • bjl584
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    Originally posted by rennigade View Post

    Do you guys experience droughts very often? We're on the other side of the state and never had to worry about such a thing. We do have a well though, so water is being syphoned from underground springs and such.
    Not as a rule.
    It's been decades since there has been a significant drought here.

    I have city water (strangely enough since I'm in the country), so watering the garden can get expensive.
    It rains enough to keep the IBC totes reasonably filled during growing season.

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  • rennigade
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    Originally posted by bjl584 View Post
    So I am in communication with a guy who sells those wire cage IBC totes.
    Each one holds 300 gallons.
    The plan is to buy 2 of them.
    I'm going to tie my gutters on the back of my house into them and put a pump in them.
    I'll be using the water for my garden.

    So, there is my personal water conservation project.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...8-3eb9c2aaacc4
    Do you guys experience droughts very often? We're on the other side of the state and never had to worry about such a thing. We do have a well though, so water is being syphoned from underground springs and such.

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