My village installed a culvert right in front of our home with no outlet. The Village allows the home owners (3 of them) across the street to pump water from their basements into the culvert. The tiles are broken around the neighbor's home and they pump a lot of water 24 hours a day. We have no sewers in our village. 1 neighbor has a septic tank that collapsed and he filled it in with dirt. The Health Depart was called but our Mayor and homeowner filled in the hole before the health department could do a proper inspection. Long story short - the Village has allowed our home to be flooded (living space in the level of our home) numerous times. We had water samples done and the water is filled with fecal. The front of home constantly has a stream of water running across it - and over our driveway. Both entrances to our home face North so we have to travel through the water, ice and mud. The lower level of home home is now full of mold. We have a lot of damage to our interior and we lost a lot of personal items. We asked them to stop - went to meetings, showed them pictures of the water coming into our home, wrote them letters. Ins. Co. won't help - we don't have flood ins.
Talk to the sanitarian at your county's Health Department. If your City has a water system, the EPA might conduct an inspection, but I'd start with your Health Department.
If there is no building code, you might consider building a decorative Berm, that would, incidentally put the fecal coliforms on a "Return to Sender" basis.
Finally, you could talk to a lawyer about a private nuisance case, but, honestly, flow mechanics cases are tough to win.
Sorry You're going through this.
You potentially have a private nuisance claim. Consult with an attorney who has litigation experience.
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