There is an interesting article in the Los Angeles Times this week regarding rainwater harvesting. In California, property improvements such as solar capture systems, fire sprinklers, and access for the disabled are not classified as new construction under state law. This incentivizes people to build without an increase in property taxes. Sen. Steve Glazer is proposing that rainwater harvesting systems be placed in the same category. If you look at California weather related event in particular over the past year it is easy to see why water storage makes so much sense and can save money in the long run.