ORDINANCE 14-03 (THE SEWER-WATER ORDINANCE OF REQUIREMENTS)
Connections with water works system – Where available, the owner of every lot or parcel of land within the Town of White Springs Florida shall connect or cause the plumbing of any building(s) to be connected, with the municipal waste works system. THE WATER LINE GOES BY MANY LOTS. WITH THAT BEING THE CASE, WHY WERE THERE NOT CONNECTIONS AS IT SO STATES AND WHY ARE THE LOTS FREE OF BEING CHARGED THE MINIMUM WATER CHARGE?
Connections with Sewer required – The owner of each lot or parcel of land upon which any building, trailer used as a dwelling is now or shall be situated for either residential, commercial or industrial use, shall be connected with the public sewer facility within thirty (30) days following notification by the clerk of the Town…….If an owner has a privately owned sewage facility in actual use at the time of the adoption of this ordinance, no connection shall be required if said owner pays the town the sum of $32.76 per month….now $34.00. No connection(s) required where sewer line is more than 200 feet from such lot or parcel of land. UNLIKE THE WATER WORKS SYSTEM CONNECTIONS, THIS CLAUSE GIVES MORE THAN ONE EXCEMPTION…IN THE SENSE THAT IT STATES CONNECTIONS ARE TO BE MADE TO BUILDINGS (not just lots).
IT ALSO EXEMPTS ALL THOSE WHO HAVE THEIR OWN PRIVATE SEWAGE FACILITY WHICH THEY ARE USING AS WELL AS PARCELS OF LAND 200 FEET FROM THE LINE. CERTAIN PEOPLE WERE REQUIRED; CERTAIN PEOPLE WERE NOT.
THERE ARE SEWER LINES IN PLACE AND IF THERE IS A SEWER LINE IN FRONT OF ONE’S HOUSE THEY SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO CONNECT. MAYBE THEN PEOPLE WITH HOUSES FALLING APART WOULD DO SOMETHING EITHER REPAIR OR DEMOLISH THEM IF THEY WERE REQUIRED TO CONNECT. NOW ANY REDUCTION IS GIVEN TO THE FIRST TIER…MEANING THOSE EXEMPT FROM THE SEWER CONNECTION. WILLY AND TANJA ARE NOT CONNECTED AND THEY GOT THE “$5.00 REDUCTION LAST YEAR AND THE $2.85 THIS YEAR”. AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED THOSE THAT DID NOT ELECT SEWER CONNECTIONS SHOULD PAY THE FULL MINIMUM AND LET ANY REDUCTION GO TO THOSE THAT ARE CONNECTED. RIGHT NOW THOSE WITH SEWER AND WATER CONNECTIONS ARE THE ONES REQUIRED TO PAY FOR THE REST WHO CAN SLIP BY AND OUR TOWN OFFICIALS ALLOW THAT INSTEAD OF BEING FAIR AND USING THE LAW OF LARGE NUMBERS.
the law of large numbers states that as a sample size grows, its mean gets closer to the average of the whole population.
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