But Harrington says he is not diverting the state's water -- merely collecting rainwater and snow melt that falls or flows on his own property.
Harrington has vowed to continue to fight the penalty, stating that the government has become "big bullies" and that "from here on in, I'm going to fight it."
"They've just gotten to be big bullies and if you just lay over and die and give up, that just makes them bigger bullies," Harrington said in an interview two weeks ago with CNSNews.com.
"We as Americans, we need to stand on our constitutional rights, on our rights as citizens and hang tough. This is a good country, we'll prevail," he said.
His release is expected in early September.