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4th December 2018

Farmers Weekly Business Clinic: Contaminated water dispute

The flow of potentially contaminated surface water from a dew pond into a neighbouring draw well has created friction between two farmers.

Photo: Geograph, Peter S

Amid concerns of risk to cattle and sheep welfare, demands from one of the farmers that the water – emanating from the other’s drainpipe – ceases to flow onto his land have fallen on deaf ears, as have requests that he spreads cow slurry in a more considered location.

In this month’s Business Clinic, Thrings solicitor Fred Quartermain looks at the issue of landowners’ rights in the context of boundary walls, and discusses whether one farmer’s actions could lead to the filing of a private nuisance claim.

Click here to read the full article in Farmers Weekly.

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