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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 27 2014, @11:57PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 27 2014, @11:57PM (#8165)

    Composting toilets do a vastly better job.
    Yup. Fewer resources.

    The fluids evaporate
    The bowels do a good job of removing the water. The word you are looking for is "sublime".
    Ever notice how pet poop just disappears over time? 95 percent of poop is aromatics.
    These folks [], on an island, found out that you don't need water for toilets.

    ...and, yup, there could be nasty pathogens in poop. (Gardeners are specifically warned against using cat poop.) That could make the 5 percent that is the remaining compost unsuitable for use on food plants, so just use it on potted decorative plants and you're always golden.

    -- gewg_