How many times do we have to say it? : if you charge people the full costs of what they consume, they will opt for all sorts of conservation measures — including spigots, showerheads, and low-flow toilets (the latter of which, by the way, sometimes require 3 flushes to take — wasting water as an unintended consequence).
So why are authorities trying to regulate our lives like this?
Unless North Carolina seeks new water conservation methods, the ongoing population boom will make it difficult for state officials to prevent long-term water shortages, experts told hundreds of state and local leaders Friday.
If simple technology solutions such as low-flow shower heads aren’t used, governments will have to consider limits on residential growth or the development of smaller, more expensive water reservoirs, said John Morris, director of the North Carolina Division of Water Resources.
Will somebody please pass a law requiring all public officials to have had economics?