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Flush That Nickel Down The Toilet

You pay a toll on many roads. Every cup of coffee costs a few bucks. Are you ready to pay for every time you flush the toilet at home? Two Australians are:

CSIRO Policy and Economic Research Unit member Jim McColl and Adelaide University Water Management Professor Mike Young plan to promote the move to state and federal politicians and experts across the country. "It would encourage people to reduce their sewage output by taking shorter showers, recycling washing machine water or connecting rainwater tanks to internal plumbing to reduce their charges,''Professor Young said.

Leave your quarter on the toilet tank, please.