Water Diversion

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Has Your Property Been Flooded by Water Diversion?

Changes to property can result in changes to the way water flows across it. This can prevent water from reaching storm drains and other important water displacement features, resulting in property damage. If your neighbor makes a change to their property, such as installing a new feature or placing sandbags in preparation for a storm, and those changes result in damage to your home, the state of Texas affords you several important rights.

Filing one of these suits can be complex, meaning you should not hesitate to retain an attorney who can help you with the legal process. At Dean Law Firm, we have built a strong record of success through our dedication to ethical practices and detailed legal knowledge. We have a firm grasp on property damage laws, and can help you present the evidence that strongly supports your claim in court. We have been recognized with numerous awards and accomplishments for our abilities, including carrying a perfect 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo and an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

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Texas Water Code § 11.086

The code knows as “Overflow Caused by Diversion of Water” is what protects property owners in the event their home or business is damaged by redirected water flow. The code states: “No person may divert or impound the natural flow of surface waters in this state, or permit a diversion or impounding by him to continue, in a manner that damages the property of another by the overflow of the water diverted or impounded. A person whose property is injured by an overflow of water caused by an unlawful diversion or impounding has remedies at law and in equity and may recover damages occasioned by the overflow.”

This includes directing water away from flood control infrastructure, such as:

  • Ditches
  • Tanks
  • Ponds
  • Pipes
  • Gutters
  • Storm drains

It’s not uncommon for those who are in line to sustain property damage as a result of natural flooding to do everything in their power to redirect the water, but if this redirection winds up damaging your property, then you are eligible to file a suit.

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