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Old 04-19-2013, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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I wouldnt think its legal or right to flood your neighbors yard. I also dont think its up to the OP to fix his yard. Maybe the neighbor is just letting it run for hours and hours.?? OP, have you told them the problem? Thats where I'd start. Hope they fix the flooding, as I'd also hate to go through this. Too bad it doesnt just water your yard for free..
Well if they don't have laws or city codes to protect them, and the next door neighbor won't stop, they might not have a choice.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:32 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Remember that this forum cannot offer legal advice.
This forum provides lots of legal advice.
Worthless.
But, lots.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:52 PM
 
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You can easily google laws with your location and law or Code and the topic. But also, see what the consequences are. Sometimes consequences are not noted and the dept that you would think would handle an issue is understaffed and any complaint you make quoting the law would be useless and silly.

If the law and the consequences are on your side, then let your neighbor know his problem. His water may not be free. He may be creating snake beds and mosquito habitats.

If the neighbor is not on your side, let him know the law and nicely give him a time limit.

When your neighbor doesn't water, is your yard up to grade? Not rice worthy?

Don't bother him with the details that the time limit has expired. Just do whatever one does in your area then. Contact proper authorities if there are consequences. If he continues and you need to build up your driveway yourself that can have consequences. For instance, was the driveway made at the grade of your yard. If so, your yard would be higher than the driveway, causing another run off situation.

Can you actually make your own little pond there? Flowers and rocks around it? You won't need a pump since it seems your neighbor would be happy to fill your pond on a regular basis.

You might consider a rain garden. We were going to do that and were so glad we had not yet bought all the plantings because a new subdivision suddenly started way up road and uphill that somehow blocked a run off spot so we no long had water coming down all that way.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:35 PM
 
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First, make sure it's not a leak on YOUR property. Have you checked your water meter?
Then, talk to the neighbor in a non-accusatory way. They will appreciate a heads-up, if they're over-watering or have a leak.
We've had to do this, and our neighbors were very receptive.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:06 PM
 
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neighbor's dripping system I think one of the noodle is broken so water gets all over the street, not a lot but you can see it running down the street. Been going on for awhile don't think they are going to fix it, that's wasting water right they can get fined by water company. Can't believe HOA never notice it.
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:01 AM
 
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neighbor's dripping system I think one of the noodle is broken so water gets all over the street, not a lot but you can see it running down the street. Been going on for awhile don't think they are going to fix it, that's wasting water right they can get fined by water company. Can't believe HOA never notice it.
LVGuy, are you sure it's from a home and not a broken water line in the front yard/driveway/street? We saw some muddy situations that turned out to not be from the neighbor's watering system but from a broken line.

So, the neighbor must be paying for this. Are you sure he knows there's a lot of runoff?
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