Did you know that you can be fined $100
– $1,000 for having a rain barrel or cistern on your property?
Modern rain barrels
and cisterns are built to exclude the mosquitoes that caused the yellow fever
outbreaks that plagued our city 100 years ago. Tell the city council that collecting
rain water is an important sustainable practice – the ban on cisterns and rain
barrels is outdated and needs to go!