Skip to comments.Court Rules Off-The-Grid Living Is Illegal [Florida]
Posted on 02/25/2014 7:08:57 PM PST by PaulCruz2016
Near the end of 2013, a Florida official decided Robin Speronis was doing something too strange to tolerate: She was trying to live off the grid.
Off the Grid News reports:
Speronis has been fighting the city of Cape Coral since November when a code enforcement officer tried to evict her from her home for living without utilities. The city contends that Speronis violated the International Property Maintenance Code by relying on rain water instead of the city water system and solar panels instead of the electric grid.
And now, a judge has ruled that living independently of the citys water supply is illegal. She must hook up to the water system, although officials acknowledge she does not have to use it, says Off the Grid News.
Its not really clear why its illegal to live off rainwater it just is. The law doesnt understand, essentially, how it would even be possible to live without city-provided water. The fact that water regularly comes out of the sky is apparently not compelling.
Apparently we’ve signed a Declaration of You-Can’t-Live-Without-Government.
Not all that strange...here in PA if public sewer or water lines come within a specified distance of a structure you must connect. You may continue to maintain a well but only for non-domestic use (car washing, garden, etc).
Did she ‘unhook’ or not hook up in the first place?
Anything that is not specifically prohibited, is mandatory.
Is she connected to the city sewer system? If so, she needs to be connected to the water system as well.
When I was a kid, we called this TYRANNY.
Who really trust the water supply anymore?No one!Nothing like a monopoly on water via government!
And the government will medicate the water, for your own good.
She can always go to city hall to do her business like most people should be doing.
And how do y’all ‘splain the “Freedom of Choice” that our Founding Fathers gave us?
government has an inherent desire to try to monopolize
“The city contends that Speronis violated the International Property Maintenance Code”
I had no idea such a thing existed, but it does indeed. Here’s the section of the code she seems to be violating:
The organization who creates the code is the ICC or International Code Council:
Just for the general FYI.
When it is not impossible, they want it outlawed.
In other words you are forced to use water from government no matter how dangerous it is.
Plumbers enabled civilization by bringing clean water to where the people live, and removing the waste water from where they live, it enabled people to live together.
When arguing this, modern Americans should know that water and sewage are not to be taken lightly, when people live in a city.
They have an entire volume of cut-and-paste legislation for localities to implement.
It’s all about the Tap Fee. Even if she uses 0.0 gallons the will still charge her for being “active”
The judges brain has been unhooked by government insanity!
Your don’t have to use it, you just have to be hooked up to it ... and pay a monthly fee of course (that is the point, the monthly fee).