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At present, there are no national standards or regulations for rainwater harvesting systems, although the EPA has put out a manual for municipalities to use.
In Texas however, several laws have been passed in support of rainwater harvesting. In fact, Texas has some of the most proactive laws in the country to encourage rainwater catchment.
In 2005, the 79th Texas Legislature established the Rainwater Harvesting Evaluation Committee (HB 2430) and directed the Texas Water Development Board Rainwater (TWDB) and three other agencies to formulate recommendations for minimum water quality standards for potable and non-potable indoor use, treatment methods, conjunctive use with existing municipal water systems, and ways in which the state can further promote rainwater harvesting. The committee was required to provide its report of recommendations to the Legislature by December 1, 2006.
HB 645 passed by the 78th Texas Legislature, 2003, prohibits homeowners' associations from implementing new covenants banning rainwater harvesting installations but grants them the authority to develop and implement rules requiring homeowners to screen their systems appropriately.
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