Action may not always bring happiness,
But there is no happiness without action.-Benjamin Disraeli
In almost all cases, the City of San Diego will be responsible for a water main break in San Diego. That’s because the City of San Diego owns the water conveyance infrastructure of which the water main is a part. It’s the City’s property so the City is responsible.
The key is determining who owns the water main break. Sometimes, that may be the City of San Diego County, the County of San Diego, or some other city. Whoever owns the water conveyance infrastructure is the responsible party.
What to do when there’s a water main leak
First call your insurance company, although there’s a strong chance they’ll deny your claim because flood is not covered. Then you should make a government claim with the city that’s responsible. Here’s our blog on how to do that: https://www.evanwalkerlaw.com/blog/how-to-file-claim-against-san-diego/
Inverse Condemnation and water main leaks
Inverse condemnation is a constitutional right that makes the government pay you for damage they caused to your property. Here’s a blog we wrote on it: https://www.evanwalkerlaw.com/blog/what-is-inverse-condemnation-in-california/
Most water main breaks involve inverse condemnation law, so it’s best to speak with an attorney who knows about it.
Here’s Attorney Evan W. Walker on NBC 7 San Diego concerning the recent water main breaks in downtown San Diego:
Here’s our YouTube page showing our interviews about various water main breaks throughout San Diego: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCotcFXHX1j2IyiDwil2hlSQ
There’s more to discuss, but this is a general introduction.
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