Charge for Your Rainwater

I can see that draconian initiatives like charging farmers for rainwater in their own dams and tanks as proposed in South Australia have the potential to trigger widespread anger & resentment. People have invested capital in building their dams – not the taxpayer. I can understand that it might be equitable to limit new or widening dams beyond a volume of water proportionate to the area of farmland serviced – on the grounds that it could divert an unfair amount of water for other farms or even catchments downstream. However, to effectively tax resources derived from your own infrastructure is contrary to natural justice and may well provoke extreme retaliation from farmers – think de-stocking, food strikes, funding opposition parties, or worse.

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About adelaidepete

Now live in Adelaide South Australia and have always worked in Systems & Software Engineering. I am enjoying commenting on, suggesting and discussing innovative solutions to problems and useful risk mitigation strategies and recently interested in the realm of public policy re urban planning & disasters - the focus of this blog. I am interested in technology, gadgetry, enhancing productivity & functionality, urban planning, military thinking and public policy. I enjoyed periods I spent in USA (Reston, Virginia Beach & Dallas) & Europe (Germany, Spain, Italy & Greece) but genuinely love Australia, most people, animals, singing, dancing & life.
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