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I've never owned a home where my storm water left my own property, and I object to paying for others who dump their problems on their neighbors downstream.

I thought the environmental motto was "We All Live Downstream" not "Socialists want Another Revenue Stream".

Pay for your own developement!

Do you drive, Paul? If so, you are using blacktop that creates polluted runoff. This runoff not only floods the private homes and properties of other people, but also pollutes the public's streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay. It is only fair that we all pay our fair share toward solving a problem to which we all contribute.

Road taxes pay for roads, except when they're robbed for social programs.

They don't cover the whole cost of roads -- specifically, they don't cover the cost of controlling and filtering polluted runoff that contaminates streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay.

Billions of MD road dollars are siphoned off for politicians pet projects. A quick Internet search will verify that.

Many of the filtration projects are a total waste. I spent forty years in the storm water business and can easily recognize when they are needed and when they are not. I passed a bunch of brand new filter beds in median strips just today. They were constructed in a median strip that has been filtering storm water naturally for decades. Obviously it's a make work project or some company wined and dined a politician. I see this sort of thing all the time.

Sewers are overflowing regularly with used syringes and medical waste dumping into our water ways but we spend money on filtering rain water and villifying efficient natural systems like septic.

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