2 Amish families out in latest outhouse disputes

There are 6 comments on the Evening Sun story from May 11, 2009, titled 2 Amish families out in latest outhouse disputes. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

Two Amish families are out of their western Pennsylvania homes after a judge found them in contempt of court for failing to abide by municipal building and sewage regulations.

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It would figure

Moorestown, NJ

#1 May 11, 2009
They have lived that way always, just leave them alone that is one ignorant judge. I realize people will wine because they have to follow the rules but whatever they have been allowed this far to do as the see fit, why all the sudden make them start following the rules now.
Say What

York, PA

#2 May 11, 2009
It would figure wrote:
They have lived that way always, just leave them alone that is one ignorant judge. I realize people will wine because they have to follow the rules but whatever they have been allowed this far to do as the see fit, why all the sudden make them start following the rules now.
Figure,

Let's imagine someone puts in a septic system without being inspected-approved and it contaminates the ground water that serves YOUR well? What would your opinion be then????

This has happened and cost the property owners thousands upon thousands to fix but more concerning, it has made many ill and came close to costing someone their life due to the contamination!!!!
what else

Hershey, PA

#3 May 11, 2009
Since they can be taxed, public sewer companies are often just legalized polluters. Sewer system failure and overflow is entirely too common. The solution for the people downstream is to pump more chemicals into the drinking water that shouldn't have had to be added in the first place.

I've not encountered an outhouse that dumped tons of raw sewage directly into a waterway.
Been there

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#4 May 11, 2009
Say What wrote:
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Figure,
Let's imagine someone puts in a septic system without being inspected-approved and it contaminates the ground water that serves YOUR well? What would your opinion be then????
This has happened and cost the property owners thousands upon thousands to fix but more concerning, it has made many ill and came close to costing someone their life due to the contamination!!!!
Most of the water in central part of the state is ALREADY polluted with nitrates from the non-amish chemically managed farms. The water in Akron is so bad they had to spend millions to remove the nitrates. anybody can go to lowes and get an RO filter for bacteria. The RO system is cheaper than bottled filtered tap water that most idiots already pay for, and a whole lot cleaner.
From been there

Kittanning, PA

#5 May 11, 2009
I purchased a parcel of land with an exsisting septic system intact from a house that burned down therfore, not knowing that I had to have a permit I proceeded to place a home on that property. The sewage enforcement people arrested me for not securing a sewage permit.My case was judged in less than a year, I was fined and the court ordered a dye test at my expense, which passed the test. had it failed i would not have been permit to reside in that home.
FOLLOW THE LAW ITS FOR ALL OUR PROTECTION
what else

Hershey, PA

#6 May 11, 2009
From been there wrote:
I purchased a parcel of land with an exsisting septic system intact from a house that burned down therfore, not knowing that I had to have a permit I proceeded to place a home on that property. The sewage enforcement people arrested me for not securing a sewage permit.My case was judged in less than a year, I was fined and the court ordered a dye test at my expense, which passed the test. had it failed i would not have been permit to reside in that home.
FOLLOW THE LAW ITS FOR ALL OUR PROTECTION
Most of the forced sewer laws have nothing to do with "Our Protection". I've always obeyed the laws. However, I retain the right to criticize poor laws.

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