If you're concerned about ethics, you might want to check out the laws in your state/county. Turns out (we found out after-the-fact) that collecting rainwater AND using bathwater for other purposes are both illegal in Colorado... the rain that falls on our land is not "ours" as the run-off water "belongs" to the county. In addition to that, Colorado is a "single use" state, which means that any water you use can only be used ONCE before you send it on down to the next user. Saving running water that is wasted when you're waiting for the water to heat for a bath or washing dishes? That water is okay to use outside (which we also did) as it hasn't been used once yet. But once it's been used for a load of laundry, shower or even boiling eggs (I also saved that water too) it's no longer yours.
Seems crazy, I know. Water law is a pretty intricate and very emotional topic.
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