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Rain barrel bill may be coming back

Author: Marianne Goodland - September 18, 2015 - Updated: September 18, 2015

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Coloradans may yet get the chance to use those rain barrels for something other than enormous flowerpots. The General Assembly’s Water Resources Review Committee on Tuesday considered a bill that would allow Colorado residents to collect and use rainwater that comes off their roofs. Colorado is the only state that forbids collecting rainwater. It’s a […]

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Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland is the chief legislative reporter for Colorado Politics. She's covered the Colorado General Assembly for 20 years, starting off in 1998 with the Silver & Gold Record, the editorially-independent newspaper at CU that was shuttered in 2009. She also writes for six rural newspapers in northeastern Colorado. Marianne specializes in rural issues, agriculture, water and, during election season, campaign finance. In her free time (ha!) she lives in Lakewood with her husband, Jeff; a cantankerous Shih-Tzu named Sophie; and Gunther the cat. She is also an award-winning professional harpist.