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Thanks for that Link Bob. Sheds some light on rain water collection and legal use. Pissed about the restrictions, I've been looking into water rights in CO and other rocky mountain states. Control on water begins to make sense when individuals do this...

...guy created 3 reservoirs on his private property amassing 13 million gallons. He supposedly went to prison for 30 years.
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The geothermal heat pump a friend in Michigan has loses efficiency when it gets really cold, but he has a conventional back-up system. It's only gone on a couple of times in five years though.

He lives off an inland lake, not sure if that is a factor or not.

Post and beam, thick polyurethane SIP's all around but no solar.

Most of his glass faces north for a view of the lake.

Regarding passive solar, there is actual useful information from this government website.

Passive Solar Home Design
Indirect Gain (Trombe Wall).....................

Heat travels through a masonry wall at an average rate of one inch per hour, so the heat absorbed on the outside of an 8-inch thick concrete wall at noon will enter the interior living space around 8 p.m.
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