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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: 3, Interesting) by Grishnakh on Thursday February 27 2014, @03:22PM

    by Grishnakh (2831) on Thursday February 27 2014, @03:22PM (#7997)

    What's wrong with just dumping the wastewater into the septic system? That's how most rural dwellers do it, and it seems to work fine.

    The only problem with septic systems, AFAICT, is you need a fair amount of land to support them, which is why they don't work too well in the city: house lots even in the suburbs aren't generally large enough there. They also need to be cleaned out occasionally, something you never have to bother with in a sewer system.

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