Google brought this topic up for me. I did a search since the topic was in reference to AU and lo and behold MI has a pay per flush Township. http://www.oxfordleader.com/Articles-i-2009-01-28-226644.113121_Township_set_to_pay_per_flush.html Billing for watering events as opposed to gallons used. The billing and tax structure is going to be revamped on a lot of resources. States will switch to taxing by miles driven as opposed to gas tax. (Or maybe both YIKES!) Adding the drive tax on work will be here before long. Taxing internet sales is bound to happen soon as well. Have you looked at all the fees in your phone bill? Prepare for that on all purchases. I want to end the subsidies extended to western water users and stop unregulated ground water usage. The only water not billed or taxed inmo should be harvested or reclaimed water on the premise.