## Pyrrho!

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Be brave.

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Yeah well...I did get pretty good at changing out sump pumps every couple of years.
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Hey Pyrrho, do you know about Linndale, the "speed trap masquerading as a town"?

It's in Cuyahoga County so I figure maybe you've heard about it. Was recently featured on This American Life.

https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-he ... fe-episode
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This is just a saga now.
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Anaxagoras wrote:Hey Pyrrho, do you know about Linndale, the "speed trap masquerading as a town"?

It's in Cuyahoga County so I figure maybe you've heard about it. Was recently featured on This American Life.

https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-he ... fe-episode
Indeed I do. Will send you a PM.
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Pyrrho's basement (artist's view).

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Backflow device passed inspection! Tomorrow, the water meter gets installed.

A pot to piss in, etc.
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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So all of this was because you didn't like well water?

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Since the construction of new sewer lines, the well water is no longer potable. The contractors cut into the acquifer.
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Pyrrho wrote:Since the construction of new sewer lines, the well water is no longer potable. The contractors cut into the acquifer.
I gotta admire that you ran the connection yourself but you should really find the engineer that fucked up your well and have a talk with him.

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I will call them up and give them a good talking to.

615 mg/L total dissolved solids

24.65 mg/L Calcium
1.11 mg/L Iron
0.27 mg/L Manganese

Good for what ails you.

No chlorine or fluoride, though, so my precious bodily fluids will now have to take their chances.
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"Mandrake..."

"Yes Jack?"

You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.

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LOL...the County was supposed to notify the Cleveland Water Division that the sewer line was connected, so that the CWD would also bill for sewer. The County did not do that and although I've been getting water bills I haven't been billed for sewer. I called the local city hall and they told me to call CWD. I called CWD and they told me to call the local city hall.

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Is the sewer not working or are you merely in a position of not paying?
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:Is the sewer not working or are you merely in a position of not paying?
Sewer is working just fine AFAIK.

They have not been billing me. I figured I had better get their minds right so that at some point in the future I won't be charged thousands of dollars in retroactive billing.
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The Kafka sewer.

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Yes...it will be listed on the bill as

(1) Water charges: $XX.XX (2) Local charges:$XX.XX
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Goddamn sump pump is running every 3 minutes. Lot of rain lately and I am hoping it's that and not that the water line is leaking somewhere. I think what's happening is that water is just naturally entering the sewer line trench that terminates against the foundation. Hope that in a few months when I can have the yard landscaped properly the drainage will be better. Still, I'm getting some chlorine test strips to make sure the water entering the sump pit is not from the water line. If it is, fortunately it's upstream of the water meter, but it would still mean another dig and repair. Pretty sure they ran a continuous 1" copper line to the street, no couplings outside my wall, so...I dunno.

Basement has always been prone to water seeping in. Old house built in a "simpler time."

Where they ran the new sewer drains through the wall seeps and drips when it rains. I'll have to try to patch it with hydraulic cement from the inside.
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Pyrrho wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:Is the sewer not working or are you merely in a position of not paying?
Sewer is working just fine AFAIK.

They have not been billing me. I figured I had better get their minds right so that at some point in the future I won't be charged thousands of dollars in retroactive billing.
You are a more honest man than me. If a cash register person hands me back too much change I will tell them because I know they will catch shit at the very least when their cash register comes up short. This has happened to me before. But if a large impersonal bureaucracy forgot to send me a bill, I think I would just pretend not to notice. Does that make me a bad person?
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:Is the sewer not working or are you merely in a position of not paying?
Sewer is working just fine AFAIK.

They have not been billing me. I figured I had better get their minds right so that at some point in the future I won't be charged thousands of dollars in retroactive billing.
You are a more honest man than me. If a cash register person hands me back too much change I will tell them because I know they will catch shit at the very least when their cash register comes up short. This has happened to me before. But if a large impersonal bureaucracy forgot to send me a bill, I think I would just pretend not to notice. Does that make me a bad person?
I had to pay the local municipality hundreds of dollars in fees to get a permit. I get that fee refunded if and only if I present a bill showing that the sewer charge has been paid. They do that to make sure the connection work actually gets done. Sure. Yeah.

Like I said, I also didn't want them to "discover" the error ten years down the road and have them demand back payment.
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.