BC Government literally lays claim to all under surface water as its owner. The tax also attacks homesteader as any domestic garden watered by a well over a certain size has to now pay tax on the water.
PERFECT EXAMPLE of Governments over reach and corruption "A small but fast growing Ontario community looking for a safe drinking water supply has been outbid in its attempt to buy a well by multinational giant Nestlé, which acquired the site to ensure "future business growth."
Nestlé, which can already take up to 3.6 million litres of water a day for bottling at its site in nearby Aberfoyle, Ont., bought the well from Middlebrook Water Company last month after having made a conditional offer in 2015.
A spokesman for Nestlé said the company had "no idea" the other bidder for the five-hectare site was the Township of Centre Wellington" source https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/nestle-outbids-small-ontario-municipality-to-buy-well-for-bottled-water/article31999831/
I mean really Government should be to protect people not get in bed with the corrupt corporations but then this has always been the lie and reality is Government has always been nothing but the front for the real control that is already global and rules the world only using nations as illusionary threat to each other as their most effective way of controlling the debt slaves.
If it's not bad enough no one really owns land because Government thieves threaten us all with theft and imprisonment should we not pay rent they call property tax.
I am sure there is equivalent laws popping up globally and I am also sure its worse in many places with Government restricting rain collection as well.
I know most people where I live in BC are off the grid as I am also working towards and will never pay tax on well water. I can't stand the idea of paying tax to Government that uses our money to further enslave us and force us to support their tyrannical dictatorship they pretend is a democracy.
My position is that Laws are based on no harm principles meaning no harm no foul and bylaws are based on you receiving benefits and that also means you must agree. I can't just give you something and make you do something for it you have to agree. I believe all levels of permits and licensing and bylaws to be voluntary and so far based on my actions and others like myself testing this theory it seems we are right. Give notice to all levels of Government that all contracts with the are fraudulent and are made under duress or fraudulently.
The root of all evil is complacency we all need to test the waters and find what's going to work and one thing for sure is funding these evil governments will only make life worse.