Susanna de Villareal-Quintela wrote:Also, if you had offers to purchase your spring water from bottlers, contact them and see if you can get an updated offer in-writing (do not mention the farming issue at this time) just establish the paper trail. If they will give you a written offer you can use it to establish the commodity value of your water source. The water has now become a valuable commodity that will be rendered useless. Meaning the farmer would have to PAY significant damages if it becomes contaminated (that isn't worth the cost of farming that land!). After you've established your claim, alert your neighbor and the outfit farming the land about the potential impact of their run-off and it's affect potential affect on the commodity value of your water and that you will hold them liable for damages. If you have water samples previously taken, awesome (they are your baseline) if not... get them as soon as you can... to establish run-off and baseline.
Also, you need to decide if you will allow limited bottling on your property. Once people become aware of your waters interest to bottlers, they may start looking for a piece of the pie... you may choose to lock the bottlers into a contract to avoid the problem. Up to you.
Brenda Groth wrote: so probably won't use it..but do have some knotweed available on my property..no no..I didn't say that