After weathering restrictions, radical conservation proposals and other nonsense, Raleigh adopts a sensible water policy. Not perfect, but it’ll probably work:
The Raleigh City Council has now agreed to a tiered-rate water-pricing structure, in which those who used more than the normal amount of water for an individual, family or business would pay more. It’s meant to encourage conservation. So that’s good. What’s unfortunate is that the city won’t be able to switch over to that system until the spring of 2009, because the necessary billing software isn’t in place.
Per unit H2O pricing-relative-to-scarcity would probably be better, but we’ll take what common sense we can get from government.