Negagallons? Australian Province Considers Rewarding Water-Savers

Leaders in the Australian Capital Territory have come up with a new twist on an old idea: rewarding residents who cut their water use. According to Canberra's WIN News, water savers would receive credits in an account that could be used towards the purchase of water-saving equipment, such as tanks or greywater systems. The credits would come, of course, from payments collected from water wasters. An allowance level would be set, so the proposed system bears some resemblance to "cap and trade" programs. ::WIN News via YouTube via linton at Hugg

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