The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

A Government of Excellence

You remember all of those calls for strict water conservation that we've been hearing throughout the Southeast over the past year, as we've been dealing with a pretty significant drought? Who would've thunk it, but local governments have just noticed the classic economic law that less production equals more cost:

Fulton County officials praised county water users Wednesday for their success at conservation — then socked them with a 15 percent rate increase for their effort.

The conservation penalty the County Commission adopted Wednesday 6-0 matches the increase Atlanta utility officials asked to impose earlier this year but which the City Council so far has resisted. The average water/sewer bill should increase nearly $9 per month to a total of about $68 per month, water officials said.

How's that classic proverb go? Nations are governed by the governments they deserve?

God help us.

(h/t Murdoc via DrewM.)



#1 captainfish 09-May-2008
They are not the first. I brought this up in my own blog earlier..

North Carolina Institutes Higher Rates for Conserving Water: Water Nazis
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