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On 12/01/1999 2:00:29 PM, Jan wrote:
>I haven't seen Staten Island
>from the air Some years ago
>the city had city workers
>up there checking on all the
>people who had back yard pools
>and reported the ones that
>didn't.It seems they needed a
>permit to have a backyard
They also did it one summer during the 60's when there was a severe water shortage. If you had a pool you weren't allowed to use municipal water to fill it. The city had planes fly over to see who had a backyard pool and then they would send someone to your house and you had to prove that you had purchased the water.

Big brother was watching!

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