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Developing a well-written sharing agreement will help your clients avoid frequent pitfalls and costly litigation. A shared tree agreement is a contract for drilling, maintenance and use of a well. As a contract, the essential provisions of the agreement must properly identify the parties, characteristics, well and water distribution system, maintenance obligations, facilities and, where appropriate, registered water rights. The parties must be marked by their complete legal names, as well as on their actions. Characteristics, well sites and facilities covered by the agreement must be identified using valid legal descriptions and a diagram showing the location of the well and distribution system associated with the exposure. If the uses and maintenance obligations of the well are not properly identified and specified in the agreement, this may lead to future misunderstandings and costly litigation. This agreement is a legal document between two parties regarding the supply of water to the well and the sharing of supply costs. The supplier part shares the water from the well with the delivered part and all costs of fixing the supply system are distributed among the parties. The agreement can be used in any U.S.

state. While most landowners can imagine sharing a well with their current neighbour, few people think about sharing a well with someone who is not an original part of the agreement. A well-written agreement contains provisions for the transfer of a portion of property in the well to a buyer of the property serving the well. Most agreements are actually passed on to the country because the right to use water is close to the land it serves. [11] Some parties may not want a transferable agreement. Agreements may apply to a particular term or between certain parties. In any event, the agreement should make it clear whether this is a confederation that is transposable to the country with Demland and Dementant and under what conditions alliances and the status of representation end. The best agreements examine neighbours who do not agree: the provisions are easy to understand and do not encourage litigation, because the performance of a given party with regard to its purpose and the time of delivery is clearly indicated, with explicit penalties for non-compliance, such as. B the cessation of water service after the announcement in a timely manner. Lewis County`s shared well policy is designed to ensure that two homes that share a single well receive an adequate amount of safe drinking water, both now and in the future. Upon approval, joint wells conducted extensive testing to ensure that the water posed no health risk and entered into alliances to protect the well from contamination.

In addition, the rights and obligations of each landowner with respect to access to the well and hydraulic works and, where appropriate, water treatment are set by law.