posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 01:45 PM
Jesus, I grew up pissing off the side of a porch in the backwood sticks and even I don't see a huge issue with having to shell out a couple extra
bucks a month to have my waste shuttled from my home. Let's face a fact here, folks, it costs money to build and upkeep waste disposal systems.
That money has to come from somewhere. Might as well charge the people who use the system.
BTW, the Seattle thing, I've always suspected (though I have no proof of this) that Seattle's wastewater bills are so high because they "spread the
wealth" where our stormwater collection & treatment is concerned. I've personally noticed that my bill spikes in October & November and then again
in April and May when the heaviest rains are falling. Not to mention anytime we get a major rainfall/flood event or a huge snowpack meltoff, the tap
water smells so chlorinated that it's like opening a bottle of Clorox and taking a deep inhalation.