Q: someone is building a houseing develment behind my house on a hill they put in a retainer pond that runs off in my yard
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. The manner in which surface water run-off is treated under the law can differ throughout the nation, depending jurisdiction. It could be governed by common law doctrine, state law, or possibility municipal and local law. At this point, you could reach out to local attorneys or lawmakers who deal with land use, riparian rights, construction, or surface water issues and ask if this is something they could meaningfully advise on. Good luck
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