Lawsuit filed against United Irrigation District over unknown pipe

By: Monica De Anda

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A property owner in McAllen says a pipe in his front yard has been releasing water since Hurricane Hanna when he and his neighbors noticed water was coming up from under the ground.

Homer Trevino was told the pipe belongs to the United Irrigation District. Officials with United Irrigation District stopped by to see the problem for themselves, but insisted that pipe was a private line and didn't belong to them. 

"We feel like we're just getting brushed off because they don't want to admit that they can assist us," Trevino said.

Trevino just wants help figuring out exactly where this water is coming from and how to make it stop. He filed a lawsuit against United Irrigation District. The district’s told Channel 5 News that the district does not own that line and he doesn't believe the water coming from the pipe is irrigation water. 

Trevino says they're hoping someone can help them understand where exactly the water is coming from and how to redirect it. 


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