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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 TheRaven on Thursday February 27 2014, @01:39PM

    by TheRaven (270) on Thursday February 27 2014, @01:39PM (#7939) Journal
    It's difficult to measure sewer usage, so the typical way of billing for it is some constant multiplied by the amount of water that you use. If you're getting your water from somewhere else, then this doesn't work. Having a different billing mechanism for a single customer is likely to be very expensive.
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