I do want to deal with truth and factual information regarding rain water harvesting.That said, there is a dangerous trend surfacing, not in “big” government, but in local authorities. Do not react out of ignorance resulting in misplaced anger.

There is wide variation of restrictions placed on the possession and movement of alcohol in the "damp" villages, some villages permit residents to order alcohol from stores outside the ban area and have it shipped in, while other villages require the person owning the alcohol to personally bring the alcohol into their jurisdiction.

Kansas had prohibition longer than any other state, from 1881 to 1948, and continued to prohibit bars selling liquor by the drink until 1987.

Tisbury is a formerly dry town which became partially wet after voters passed a motion at the Tisbury town election on April 27, 2012.

As in Rockport, alcoholic beverages may only be served to patrons who are consuming a full meal.

Strip clubs in these dry counties often sell "set ups" (a cup with soda, ice, and a stirrer to which one can add their own alcohol) and have a BYOB policy to allow patrons to bring their own alcohol into the establishment. Virginia also restricts the sale of hard liquors (or distilled spirits) to State-run stores, or VA ABC stores.

This set up is unique in that the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control not only is responsible for the sale of liquor, but also for the enforcement of alcohol-related laws in addition to public education campaigns.

These campaigns are generally geared towards young adults not of drinking age, but also cover topics such as substance abuse, training for hospitality industry employees, and cautioning of the dangers of mixing alcohol and medications.

We have been getting some posts documenting the harassment of citizens by local authorities in regards to collecting rain water.

Update; April 10, 2015: Its been over a year since the last post on this topic.