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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: 2) by martyb on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:37PM

    by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:37PM (#7913) Journal

    germanbird wrote:

    Most of the city utilities that I've used have a base fee that is due no matter how much water/electricity/other resource is used. I'm guessing they would require her to have an active account with the water company which would mean money out of her pocket every month no matter what.

    That's an excellent point; thanks for the reply!

    Of course, my very next thought was that people with home solar can run their meter backwards on a sunny day... maybe she could pump water back into their system and the water company have to send her money every month! ;^)

    (Yes, I immediately realized there are one-way valves. And then tried to not think of the resulting quality of the water supply if that were allowed!)

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