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    A really crap tax.

    Perth is considering introducing a tax on flushes now.
    Intalling the meters will be a shitty job.
    HOUSEHOLDERS would be charged for each flush under a radical new toilet tax designed to help beat the drought.
    The scheme would replace the current system, which sees sewage charges based on a home's value - not its waste water output.

    CSIRO Policy and Economic Research Unit member Jim McColl and Adelaide University Water Management Professor Mike Young plan to promote the move to state and federal politicians and experts across the country.

    "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 Young said.

    "Some people may go as far as not flushing their toilet as often because the less sewage you produce, the less sewage rate you pay.''

    Professor Young said sewer pricing needed to be addressed as part of the response to the water crisis.

    "People have been frightened to talk about sewage because it is yucky stuff, but it is critically important to address it, as part of the whole water cycle,'' he said.

    "We are looking at reforming the way sewage is priced and this plan will drive interest in the different ways water is used throughout Australia.''

    The reform would see the abolition of the property-based charge with one based on a pay-as-you-go rate and a small fixed annual fee to cover the cost of meter readings and pipeline maintenance, Professor Young said.

    The pay-as-you-go rate would provide financial savings for those who reduce their waste water output.

    Professor Young and Mr McColl will promote the plan nationally through their Droplet, a newsletter whose 6000 subscribers include state and federal politicians, water policy specialists and economists around the country.

    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.

    "As nearly all of (the homes in) mainland Australia's cities and towns already have water meters, introduction of a volumetric charge, such as that used in the City of Bellaire, would not be difficult to implement.''

    Mr McColl said the plan had to be viewed in the context of "the crucial issues surrounding water resources'' in Australia.

    "We should be prepared for the (drought) situation we are going through now to occur again, as well as the potential impact of climate change, so we have to act now for the future,'' he said.
    Householders to be charged for each flush of toilet | PerthNow

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    Awesome....so this is one step towards the 'fat bastard should pay more' tax. He eats, he shits....a lot.

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    This could cost the adverage Aussie a fortune because as we all know they are full of shit !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen View Post
    This could cost the adverage Aussie a fortune because as we all know they are full of shit !
    At least we can spell.

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    oh god.

    surely this is a pisstake ?

    dont they already have metered water ? and metered water rates?

    fuckn idiots.

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    Nothing wrong with a PPP system.

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    Just one more extension of the police state....when to shite, when to wipe - and then tax ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    oh god.

    surely this is a pisstake ?

    dont they already have metered water ? and metered water rates?

    fuckn idiots.
    These are highly advance cultures, Willy. Western civilization

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    oh god.

    surely this is a pisstake ?

    dont they already have metered water ? and metered water rates?

    fuckn idiots.
    These are highly advance cultures, Willy. Western civilization
    Yes very sad, but as far as I know 'Western civilisation', you know, the one that gave you your education, freedoms and culture if any, has crawled beyond the bucket of water by the squat loo.

    Never mind, I understand your despair because it isn't perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty View Post
    Nothing wrong with a PPP system.
    Pay per Plop?

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    Close...Pay Per Pooh.....same same but different.

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    All part of Australia's economic stimulus program. Expect to see a big increase in high tech toilet sales. They will have load sensors and stench monitors to allow multiple poohs/plops before the toilet can be flushed. The better models will come equipped with adjustable levels of tolerance for stench/load and have automated deodorizers. Expect an increase in plumber incomes as well when the budget conscious flush an over loaded toilet.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    I think you can look forward to an increase in petrol prices and shopping mall rentals.

    Everyone will be dumping and pissing in public much more often.

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    Easily bypassed. Just get a bucket and fill it from the bath tap.

    Next....

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    The meter is on the downhill side....next

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Easily bypassed. Just get a bucket and fill it from the bath tap.
    How is life in the village? Sounds like your acclimating rapidly.

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    ^ I start to worry when his favourite music turn to be luk tung and favourite drink lao kao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian
    favourite drink lao kao
    Only the dark stuff.

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    If its yellow, let it mellow.
    If its brown, flush it down.

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