Gov’t rules Amish family must connect to public sewer, use electricity

“The Yoder family, like others of their sect, shun the use of electricity, especially when it is from the grid.  For years, the Yoders have been fighting the sewer connection order because it requires them to install an electric grinder pump to shunt waste from their home into the Sugar Grove Area Sewer Authority’s system in Warren County. Rejected was the family’s argument that they should simply be allowed to keep using their outdoor privy, which lacks electricity and running water.”

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