What can we do legally to keep neighbour from using our water meter?

We bought some land that has a water meter on. Some people bought land
next to ours and hooked on to our meter without our permission. There
are no easements and they are not landlocked. Water Co won’t do
anything..what can we do?

Asked on April 3, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Tell your neighbors that unless they immediately disconnect the hook-up and do not reinstate it, you will file a police report and look to press charges against them for trespassing on your land and for theft--for stealing water that you are paying for (since it is on your meter). You can also sue them for any reasonably provable or determinable increase  in your water bill.


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