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Questions about rights and laws relating to access and use water

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What obligations do homeowners have about storm water discharge?

When there is a downpour, which happens at least a dozen times per year, my next-door neighbor's back yard fills up with water. I mean that the entire back yard looks like a pond, and the grass is ...
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Is sewage in Maryland, USA a utility and what protections come with that?

The title of this question might need some work, because my question is really two-fold. I live in a rented Townhouse in Maryland, USA. Water and Sewage costs are separated because the county ...
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Is a fishing license required on a private pond?

Suppose there is a pond that is privately stocked by the pond association, a group of homeowners. The pond has no public access; town residents may access the pond through a town beach, or waterfront ...
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Can a utility force a new owner to pay previous owner's debts?

My niece purchase a "fixer-upper" house that had been empty for we-don't-know-how-long. I haven't had much success in locating Oklahoma law for this: She went to the water utility to get service. ...
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Am I responsible for unpaid water bill of a previous tenant?

I recently moved into a house in South Carolina. Upon trying to get my water turned on they informed me I was going to have to pay $1500 in "unpaid fees" in order to get it turned back on. I have a ...
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Are diving suits outlawed in Cannes, France?

The mayor of Cannes, France has recently outlawed the burqini from public beaches. I'm an underwater diver. When I heard this news, I had no clue what a burqini looked like. I was quite stunned when ...
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Must a private institution regularly test its water supply?

I attend a private university. Today, they notified students via email that, due to recent events, they decided to test the water supply of on-campus residences, and found that their lead levels were ...
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Is a teenager allowed to drive a boat without a drivers license in the US?

In the United States, can any teenager (age 13-19) drive a boat without having a drivers license? Is it possible to get some type of a license through some type of course that would allow them to ...
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Did I forfeit the right to my property?

There are 2 parcels of land purchased by different but (family) related parties at the same time. One of the properties (A) contained a well; the other (B) contained the pumps and equipment required ...
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Are galvanized pipes allowed in residential water delivery pipes in NYC?

Some residential properties in New York City still have galvanized pipes for the inlet water line. Since heavy metals from the galvanization can leach into the water, this kind of pipe is no longer ...
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Do examples exist of a HOA covenants for water in a watershed?

I'm looking for any precedent examples that give shape to how HOA-like covenants (group ownership) work for a natural resource — specifically a watershed. Here are some concepts typical to HOA ...