Conservation Colorado praises near-unanimous House passage of bill lifting ban on rain barrels

In response to the Colorado State House’s passage of H.B. 1005, a bill to allow residential use of rain barrels, by a 61-3-1 vote, Conservation Colorado Executive Director Pete Maysmith released the following statement:

“The people of Colorado have spoken and their elected officials have listened. Citizens in our state want the senseless ban on rain barrels to be lifted so they can use this conservation tool to water their lawns and gardens. We couldn’t be more thrilled that this important bill has cleared its first house on the path to become law.

In particular, we thank Reps. Daneya Esgar and Jessie Danielson for being dogged sponsors and champions of the bill. We also applaud Reps. Lori Saine and Jon Becker for leading collaboration across the aisle, which is the Colorado way of doing business. We now look forward to Sen. Michael Merrifield carrying the torch across the finish line in the state Senate.”

More information on the bill and the issue can be found here:

Contact: Jessica Goad, Communications Director, 720-206-4235