Toilet Bowl Flush Tax in Australia

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    from the link "The scheme would replace the current system, which sees sewage charges based on a home's value - not its waste water output."

    so they're going to bill based on the actual water used rather than on what they estimate would be used based on the home's value? and this is wrong because?
     
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    Hereabouts our sewage bill is based on our water useage.

    Seems like a more reasonable (and less expensive) way of charging people for their water discharge that metering the discharge.
     
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    Out house will make a comback. Outhouse in the OUtback.. Good name for a new company.. :tongue:
     
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    unless you use a lot of watering for gardening, it's a pretty fair way to do it, IMO. certainly more fair than basing it on the home's value.
     
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    Yes, that is true.

    Back when I was putting in 2000 sq feet of vegetables my water bill (and therefore sewage bill, too) was rather high in the summer months.

    Since I have a pond next to my house the next time I decide to put in a serious vegetable garden, I'll draw gardening water from that source.

    If one doesn't have a watersource there's aways capturing rainfall in a cistern system -- assuming you live someplace where you get rain enough to capture, of course.
     
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    The Aussies have nothing on us...we had it first!

    Maryland began this program in 2005. Note that you pay this tax even If you use a private well and private septic system or own property with a building on it even if no water or sewage is used on the property.

    http://www.homelandstupidity.us/2005/12/12/marylands-new-flush-tax/
     
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    I don't know what your ground water levels are but here in Fla. wells serve the prupose nicely.
     
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