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Old 12-05-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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Default Water from neighbors lake onto my property

My next door neighbor has a lake that overflows onto my property when we have a major downpour like we had this week. It is beginning to cause damage and I have contacted him. He said that he would get somebody out to give him a quote but he never did. I have just emailed him again asking him, very nicely, to take care of this problem that these overflows are causing. I believe there are laws that prohibit this just in case he is non responsive. I know that I will have to get an attorney involved but want to know if there are laws.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Murrayville, Georgia
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Default waterdamage?

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My next door neighbor has a lake that overflows onto my property when we have a major downpour like we had this week. It is beginning to cause damage and I have contacted him. He said that he would get somebody out to give him a quote but he never did. I have just emailed him again asking him, very nicely, to take care of this problem that these overflows are causing. I believe there are laws that prohibit this just in case he is non responsive. I know that I will have to get an attorney involved but want to know if there are laws.
is the lake on your property also?
if so cut a trench to direct water flow away from what ever is getting damaged.
and just a thought, but why email your neighbor when you could have a face to face conversation and could have possible of solved this "problem".
good luck.
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:27 PM
 
Location: East Alabama - West Georgia
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Default EPD oversees lakes

Not necessarily - the GA EPD oversees water resources in Georgia. Contact them. You can also try the Middle GA Riverkeeper. These helped folks in Harris with a similar problem.
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