...and not that far from us either.
It's not just south of the border. Look at what Mississauga has done! Yes, in Ontario. In Canada!
Could the Okanagan be far behind?
Tear up your blacktop and concrete, reinstall gravel (despite bylaws that forced you to pave, to mitigate dust). Paint your eavestrough water collection cistern so it resembles an Azalea or Weigelia.
Place a sturdy lock on your gate, despite the Yale lock being defenseless against Google Earth's ability for Big Brother to accurately scale rooftop and pavement square footage into "taxable asset assessment".
Rather than repeating all the sickening details, here's Wiki's take on Maryland's "success" and the "near-success" in Illinois.
A rain tax? Because communities that have stormwater management in place also need to find money to fund the stormwater management "service". So they tax the homeowner depending on roof / impermeable pavement sizes.
The State of Utah doesn't allow the "diverting" of rainwater either, because the state owns the water that falls on your--taxed--house and land.
An interesting read is this blog in the U.S. entitled "Fight Against Stupidity and Bureaucracy" called fasab on wordpress. Their rain tax item is here.
|...they don't resemble lemmings, do they?|
"Knowing that Coldstream has a stormwater management plan, if we wait a few more years the residence roof will have become permeable," grins Kia, "and we'll allow weeds to pop up unfettered in the parking lot's pavement cracks."
It's always good to be ahead of government's plans.
Can air and sunshine be far behind?