Santa Barbara County, Calif. Raises Fees For Water Vending Machines

Businesses in Santa Barbara County, Calif. that use commercial devices such as scales and water vending machines, and those that have scanners, will soon be paying more to have those machines registered and inspected, according to The Santa Maria Times in Santa Maria, Calif. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: Based on this report, the failure of water vending machines, to the extent it exists, is not a public safety issue. Hence, using stickers to develop a complaint driven monitoring program made more sense in tough economic times than charging small businesses and hiring more county employees. 04-05-12 By Elliot Maras