A Florida magistrate ruled that living off the grid is no longer an option in the land of the free.
Special Magistrate Harold S. Eskin ruled that the city’s codes allow Robin Speronis to live without utility power but she is still required to hook her home to the city’s water system. Her alternative source of power must be approved by the city, Eskin said.
She does this by using solar panels and filtering rain water. This way, she never has to pay a city electric or water bill.
“I am in compliance,I’m in compliance of living … you may have to hook-up, but you don’t have to use it. Well, what’s the point?”
“I know how to live off the grid completely and in a sanitary way. That’s what seven months living in the woods taught me. I do have an alternative toilet from my days of living in the woods.”
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.
Similar nationwide efforts are being sold to unsuspecting local municipal managers and elected officials as “good” for our communities, but they very much are not, it’s a takeover.
She now has connect to the government sources, it was also ruled that she must get approval of what she is using for alternative energy.
So what happened to the land of the free? Destroying liberties and our traditional American way of life.
She is fighting to continue her “off the grid” lifestyle despite the city’s attempts to make her plug-in.
The city determined that she was guilty of not being hooked up to an approved water supply and would need to start using city water within a month or face consequences, a ruling Speronis and her attorney plan to fight.