Rainwater Collection/Catchment Laws

There are no laws in Nebraska that explicitly prohibit the collection and storage of rainwater or other precipitation for potable water use.  In fact, both the University of Nebraska and City of Lincoln condone and recommend residential rain barrel usage.


Sources:  “Rainwater harvesting regulations state by state.” (16 February 2013).  Accessed 18 March 2018. <>

Nebraska Legislature.  “Nebraska Revised Statutes by Chapter.” Accessed 18 March 2018. <>

Acer Water Tanks. “Is Rainwater Harvesting Legal In Your State?” Accessed 3 March 2018. <>

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  1. I am trying to find counties of Nebraska with no building codes…If they even exist there. Next year I want to build a Eco-friendly permaculture food forest. Using rain catchment systems, geothermal heating and cooling, cob stoves and so on. Any area would benefit from the harvest of my gardens even though I am not doing this to create a food business.


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