A Sneak A-Tax Arrives in the Mail

To the editor:

We have received a letter from a certain Mr. Al Hildred of Aquarion Water Company, who has the wonderful title of "Cross Connection Control." He informs us that according to PHC Reg 19-13-B38 we must have our lawn irrigation system checked to ensure that we have a backflow prevention device and that it is functioning properly, lest we unluckily die of contamination due to back-siphonage or back-pressure. Further, the price for this test is $55. I am informed by our provider that Aquarion will do the test for the same price.