I saw the article above linked to lewrockwell.com today, and I thought about my neighbors. They collect rainwater that falls on their house. In some parts of the land of the free, they would not be free to do this. If you collect and use your own rainwater that falls on your own home, you are not using the water that the government controls through a monopoly. Never mind the environmental arguments or economic arguments.
Our rulers may say that they have a concern for the environment that underlies their policy. Or they say it is a concern for the children that drives these laws. Yes, we know that it is only for our own good and for the good of future generations that our rulers control the water. So pay up. Water isn't free you know.