Man Sentenced to 30 Days Jail for Catching Rain Water on Own Property (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

An Oregon man recently began his 30-day jail term for violating a state rule prohibiting capturing surface runoff from rain and snow. Gary Harrington arrived Aug. 8 at Jackson County (Ore.) Jail to begin serving his sentence.

Here’s the odd bit about this — Harrington was collecting rain and snow melt on his own property.

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1 Comment to “Man Sentenced to 30 Days Jail for Catching Rain Water on Own Property”

  1. By Johnathan, September 5, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

    OK Sierra Club & Green Peace. Here is your chance to do something useful. You’ve been talking for years about the importance of water consevation, now stand up for this guy.

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