Now its Legal to Collect and Store Rainwater in Colorado

Boulder, CO (PressExposure) September 03, 2009 -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Front Range Precast Concrete Now Providing Rainwater Harvesting Equipment Throughout Colorado

Front Range Precast Concrete (FRPC), has been providing throughout Colorado for over 62 years. Manufacturers of FLXX® watertight concrete tanks for wastewater storage, conventional septic systems, water cisterns, and sand, grease and oil interceptors for commercial use, FRPC is now offering solutions for rainwater harvesting.

Effective July 1, 2009, Governor Ritter signed Senate Bill 09-080 into law that allows rural homes to harvest rainwater for ordinary household purposes, fire protection, the watering of poultry, domestic animals and livestock on farms or ranches, and the limited irrigation of gardens and lawns.

One of the major driving forces for an exemption to these long-standing water rights laws is based on studies from 2007 showing that 97% of rainwater evaporates or is soaked up by plants before it ever reaches a river or aquifer. Since this rainwater is not contributing to Colorado’s water supply, it is now legal to capture this water to use it under the guidelines of a well permit. It is important to note that the bill prohibits adding rainwater collection systems to homes that have municipal water supply available. With an average rainfall of 19.93 inches a year (in Boulder), a homeowner has the opportunity of harvesting a significant amount of rainwater per month.

FRPC is proud to provide rainwater harvesting and storage solutions to rural communities throughout Colorado. Our new product line reinforces our commitment to a green society, and allows us to provide efficient and sustainable systems for rainwater harvesting, storage and collection.

Front Range Precast Concrete is an active member of its community with a focus on protecting the environment. For more information, please call 303-442-3207, email, or visit

About Front Range Precast Concrete

For further information, contact:
Chad Perlmutter, Marketing Coordinator
Front Range Precast Concrete, Inc.
5439 N. Foothills Highway
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Phone: 303-442-3207
Toll free: 800-783-3207
Fax: 303-442-3209

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Press Release Submitted On: September 03, 2009 at 5:13 pm
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