Waste water removal isn't a luxury, it's a necessity. Our homes need it, our communities need it, and because of that, extreme environmentalists know that they can use it to manipulate the hardworking people of California.
Just last week, the California Water Board unanimously approved new regulations to move all septic wastewater systems to sewage. The cost of this new mandate? $20,000... to each homeowner! Even if your septic tank was put in yesterday, if you live within 200 ft of a mainline, you will be forced to pay to join your sewage system with it. This unelected board, has decided that in this struggling economy, California families have an extra $20,000 on hand.
Held on a Monday morning at 9:00 AM (while you were at work, so you could pay your taxes to fund the bureaucrats), the hearing was more like a victory party for the enviro-nazis than a public forum. The bureaucrats on the State Water Resources Control Board have no problem exploiting our communities under the environmentalist's guise of "safer groundwater". Not a single study has shown this new law's necessity. In fact, local water boards, the elected experts that actually know the effects of these mandates in their communities, were given only 2 weeks to give their input before the decree was made.
Unfortunately, with a unanimous vote, this mandate will go in to effect in 4 years. The good news, however, is that the enforcement will be left to local water boards, which are elected and accountable to you. It is imperative that we stand up and demand that our elected officials remember from where they get their authority and urge them to protect our rural communities, and our pocketbooks.