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posted by LaminatorX on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:29AM   Printer-friendly
from the This-sounds-like-a-job-for-Florida-Man dept.

Xerxes writes:

"A Florida woman who has been living off the grid has had her home declared 'Unsanitary' and has until March to connect her off-the-grid home to the city water system, or face eviction."

[ED Note: Ordinances such as this are not uncommon. My own father once had a property condemned on this basis while he was in the midst of a billing dispute with a utility.]

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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by Mesa Mike on Thursday February 27 2014, @02:52AM

    by Mesa Mike (2788) on Thursday February 27 2014, @02:52AM (#7732)

    Water is the big issue.
    In a city, it's not common to have water rights with your city lot.
    That includes rain water, and some municipalities have prosecuted rain water collectors.

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 27 2014, @07:25AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 27 2014, @07:25AM (#7838)

    I used to live in Southern California, where fresh water is a BIG issue. There were regular droughts, and periodic campaigns to get people to water their lawns less, drain their pools, and wash their cars at least half as frequently.

    I found it absurd that what little rain we DID get was simply allowed to run off the rooftops, into the gutter, down the storm drain and to the bay. What a waste.