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Flooding Caused by a Careless Neighbor

Dear Roger-

I live next to a seasonal wetlands that began flooding a couple of years ago because of inappropriate construction. Never needed pumps until this. Neighbor won’t help/ take responsibility for water invading my cellar even though this started happening after their completed construction. No idea how to handle this. Suggestions???

Many thanks.
-Waterlogged

 

Dear Waterlogged-

We suggest you start with contacting the Department of Public Works, Department of Engineering and/or the Conservation Department for you municipality. If the wetlands you mentioned are protected property there are guidelines and permits required with regards to construction around or near them to prevent just such issues. Good luck!

– Roger Cook