Damaged caused to property by city water pipe
Can a city claim immunity under the Texas Tort Claims Act, for damage caused to real property by a leak in a city pipe? The water caused my inground pool to drop a quater of an inch, causing a gap between the deck and the beam of the pool. We had just finished fixing the pool, 2 months prior, and had completely replaced the deck and had the pool replastered and new tile installed.
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Re: Damaged caused to property by city water pipe
Before getting to your question about municipal liability, I think you first should consider a more basic problem. If your pool was constructed in manner to tolorate only a 1/4" difference in water level, perhaps you have a problem with the pool contractor.