My wifes parents live in Colorado.
I think it's the hoard of California people who have moved there in the past 10 years.
Was suprised to learn that it's against the law in Colorado to catch rainwater. If you leave a bucket on the patio and it rains you are breaking the law. Rain belongs to EVERYBODY.
Obviously Colorado has water issues and people in the past weren't very fair to their downstream neighbors, but that's a bit ridiculous.