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Re: Pumpout Costs
Complaints & meetings: Kudos for fighting evil. No, really, I do believe that if we don't stop the little things, it encourages folks to take bigger bites. And that folks that "only" steal a buck a million times know that those million people won't bother to complain because it is just a buck. (sigh)
$100 a month, huh? Almost sounds like, wait for it, a SEWER TAX! Them gummint boys are going to turn boaters into responsible members of society, like it or not.
Of course boaters aren't the only beneficiaries. In the same way that "everyone" benefits when open cesspools are banned in a community, everyone benefits ftom cleaner water. The dockside restaurant, the folks dining at it, the folks strolling along the beach or swimming in it...No reason that it should be JUST the boaters paying the full monty for the pumpouts. We all pay for the sewer plants ashore, even if we use compost heaps.
Same same. But $25, with no warning..."I want it back! Open that tank and give it back!" I'm going to start a $50 "correspondance fee" whenever some utility wants to speak to me. Heck, if they can stick me with their franchise fees...I can stick it back too, right?