PO Will Pay You Not to Flush and More on Public Urination

Here’s the newsy stuff (the full story runs today):
The Port Orchard City Council on Tuesday will consider proposed changes to the city’s water rate structure designed to encourage conservation. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
State and local laws require the city to develop a plan for conserving water. The new graduated rate system would reward those who conserve water with lower rates.
The city currently charges a basic flat rate of $7.50 per month for a standard (3/4 inch) water main. The base rate includes 2,500 gallons of water per month, with a commodity charge of $1.65 per additional 1,000 gallons.
Homes outside city boundaries that are served by Port Orchard’s water system, including those in the McCormick Woods service area, pay a 50 percent surcharge.
A new bimonthly rate of $15 is proposed for low users who consumer 3,000 gallons of water or less over the two month period. The new basic rate for users who consume more than 3,000 gallons would be a bimonthly $19 for the first 5,000 gallons consumed and a surcharge of $2.10 per 1,000 gallons above that amount.

Here’s the fun stuff:
Here’s a response from alert reader Christopher Campbell to last weeks post on public urination laws around the world and in Port Orchard.
Christopher writes:
About a year and a half ago we were serving as missionaries in the northern Philippines. Some of the cities there have been trying to clean up their public image for some time. It is a long standing habit of the men in the country to use just about any wall or handy tree or field.
He went sent the following photos:



Chris writes: Perhaps Port Orchard should adopt Candon as a sister city.urine[2].jpgurine[2].jpg

Thanks for sharing, Chris.

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