“Part of the problem comes from people who get permits, start but never finish and the place gets taken for taxes.
The county then has to go in and scrape it clean in many cases.
By requiring utilities, they are trying to minimize those that start but never finish.”
I can’t see how this is sound reasoning. Most of the folks getting permits probably planned on utilities to start with, but even if they intended to be off grid it doesn’t make sense. Making a project cost more doesn’t help people that can’t afford to finish a construction project.
Municipalities requiring effective sanitary systems is understandable and a good thing, protecting ground water and the drinking water supply, as well as the general ecology. But a septic system or some other method of controlling waste is not a utility. I don’t think making everyone hook up to the power plant resolves that issue.