The Puget Sound Partnership, the group created by Gov. Chris Gregoire and the Legislature to figure out how to clean up Hood Canal and other waterways threatened by pollution, has a bunch of taxes fees for the Legislature to consider.
From their matrix:
Sewage significantly impacts the health of the Sound through nutrient loading, temperature, and other water pollution. Although a flush tax is unlikely to change behavior, it will be a stable source of revenue due to the inelastic nature of bathrooms and has clear nexus to the health of Puget Sound.
“The inelastic nature of bathrooms.” I think that means, “When ya gotta go, ya gotta go.”
the matrix of fees and taxes the working group is considering.