Sprinkler ordinance repealed following homebuilder’s lawsuit

By Fred Durso Seven months after the Estero Fire Rescue District passed a life-saving ordinance to sprinkler its town’s new homes, it has decided to repeal it. As reported on this blog, two homebuilding associations in Florida filed a lawsuit challenging the ordinance, claiming it will create “imminent harm” to their business. The fire district passed the ordinance in October 2015 following an economic impact study countering this claim. However, a potential legal battle with the associations led to the fire district’s commissioners unanimously repealing the ordinance in April, states the Naples Daily News. Dick Schweers, the fire commission’s chair, told the paper…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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