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Homeowner’s drain tile trenches wreak havoc in neighbors’ yards

Mike HunterQ: A member of our homeowners’ association believes he does not have to follow our subdivision’s covenants, conditions and restrictions (or CCRs). He filled in the natural depression of the drainage ditch in his back yard to level the area. He then built a catch basin at his property line where the natural water flow would normally have gradually drained onto the adjacent lot, and installed drain tile trenches that all empty into a catch basin.

Now during heavy rains, his neighbor has rapids over 4 feet wide and sometimes over a foot deep eroding away his yard.

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MT: Buttercup Loop Dries Out (but someone’s going to get the bill)

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

Howington pointed to the problem as an example of the issues that arise when neighborhoods with private storm drain systems are annexed into the city. Kalispell annexed the neighborhood in 1999, when the subdivision already operated its own private storm drain system.
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