• Would open the floodgates
    May 10,2013

    Would open the floodgates

    I just read that the water tax has been stripped from the fees bill. I am glad. This tax would have been a very dangerous precedent.

    From here the state would claim that all water is owned by the state and we do not have the right as landowners and homeowners to get water from our wells and springs.

    Next the state would claim that the rain falling on our land is owned by the state and we would not have the right to collect rainwater.

    Both of these have been done in other states.

    Please don’t let the state of Vermont steal away our property without even eminent domain proceedings. The state has no right to our water, soil and air. As property owners, paying the mortgage and the taxes, we own our property and that includes the mineral and water rights which we bought when we purchased our land.

    Walter Jeffries

    West Topsham

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