Submitted By Todd on February 17th at 1:35pm
sure to embrace.
HOUSEHOLDERS would be charged for each flush under a radical new toilet tax designed to help beat the drought.I picture a new generation of Americans, peeing in the sink and digging outhouses in the back yard.
"It would encourage people to reduce their sewage output by taking shorter showers,recycling washing machine water or connecting rainwater tanks to internal plumbingto reduce their charges,''Professor Mike Young said.But wait a sec - it turns out they have already heard about it here!
Professor Young said a sewage pricing plan, like the one proposed, was already used in the US. "In places like the City of Bellaire, Texas (a virtual suburb of Houston), they do it and the system seems to work,'' he said.Pay as you breathe, pay as you drive, pay as you flush - anything to grow the revenue stream.