The State of Maryland will soon begin taxing residents in nine counties on the amount of rain that falls on their properties.

The move, which stems from a recent EPA ruling that declared runoff from rain a pollutant, will tax citizens on the amount of water that is not absorbed because of rooftops, driveways, parking lots, etc.

The EPA defends the ruling, saying that the runoff damages the already 'endangered' Chesapeake Bay.