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Spin off from Nestle water privitization

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User "AllAboutKeeley" voiced a valid point, "There would be no way to monitor this. Even if they can put something on my well to monitor how much we use, there would be absolutely no way they could know if we collect rain water or how much of it we do collect."

Inadvertantly I found this little morsel:

Maryland "Rain Tax"

Granted this isn't to tax the water itself, BUT they have imposed a tax for any impermeable surface (ie hard surface) on your property that cause run-off and therefore pollution.  "ten counties in Maryland are being levied with the Rain Tax, even though not all counties are responsible for runoff pollution in the Chesapeake Bay."

So, even though they can't point their finger and say - "YOU are collecting rainwater" - they CAN tax your hard surfaces that would allow you to collect rain water efficiently.

 

 

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daylily888

Asked by daylily888 at 4:14 PM on Apr. 24, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (3)
  • That's a bunch of BS. Land of the free my ass!
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 4:20 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • blank stareWTF is going on???

    Alisim

    Answer by Alisim at 4:57 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • They'll always find new ways to tax. Always. If it's not one thing, it'll be another.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 6:06 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

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