Chris Gordon wrote:Any other permies in the area in the last 7 years? Always planned to create a food forest at home but covid really kicked it into high gear for us. Want to use my 3.8 acre in carleton place area to become calorie and nutrient self sufficient. Would love to trade various food forest species with locals but im just getting started.
Jon Wisnoski wrote:Great find, thank you.
I guess it all comes down to what "available" means.
I started out thinking that this was bad luck, but I am not sure anymore. Our neighbors still are not connected to the municipal drinking water system and or course they can get it if they have the money to pay the hookup cost. So available is apparently being interpreted as already connected to your property. And the water supply people said that the only way for us to disconnect was for them to physically cut the line off. Meaning we would be back to where we were before we paid to connect, it is "available" if we wish to pay tens of thousands to have them connect our land to the water supply. It seems to me, that unless their are more laws pertaining to this, we should be able to disconnect.
220.127.116.11. Plumbing and drainage Systems
(1) Except as permitted in Sentence (3), each building situated on property that abuts on a street in which a public or municipal water main is located shall be provided with or have accessible to its occupants a plumbing system including a potable water supply, a sanitary drainage system and plumbing fixtures.
(2) When the installation of a sanitary drainage system is not possible because of the absence of a water supply, sanitary privies, chemical closets or other means for the disposal of human waste shall be provided.
(3) Plumbing fixtures need not be provided in a building that is not normally occupied by persons where such installations are impractical and other fixtures are available in nearby buildings when the subject building is in use.
18.104.22.168. water Distribution Systems
(1) Except as provided in Sentence (2), every water distribution system shall be connected,
(a) to a watermain that is part of a municipal drinking water system, or
(b) to a drinking water system, if a watermain described in Clause (a) is not available.
(2) Storm sewage or greywater that is free of solids and treated to conform to Article 22.214.171.124. is permitted to be used as a water supply for,
(a) water closets,
(c) sub-surface irrigation, or
(d) the priming of traps.
(3) Rainwater that is free of solids and treated to conform to Article 126.96.36.199. is permitted to be used as a water supply for,
(a) clothes washers,
(b) laundry trays,
(c) mop sinks,
(d) bedpan washers,
(e) water closets,
(g) hose bibbs,
(h) sub-surface irrigation, or
(i) the priming of traps.
(4) Piping conveying the non-potable water described in Sentence (2) shall be installed in conformance with Section 7.7.
Hayley Stewart wrote:
Natalie Jensen wrote:I've been chomping at the bit to get some more hands-on learning experience with farming/gardening/homesteading but it's been difficult to find opportunities that don't require a car.
No Car? We are twins
And thank you for the warm welcome Timothy, we're looking forward to learning from the great people on this forum.