Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-1862 Page: 1 of 4
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OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
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honorable Thos. A. wheat
Opinion Nurmbtr 0-1802
Re: After private drains are
constructed in accordance with
Article 8153, shall ouch private
drains be repaired and maintained
by the Drainage Comminsioner out
of Drainage District funds?
W' have your letter of 3enuary 15, in which yU ..re-
quest our opinion on the above captioned question, and the
faots underlying your question are, briefly, as follows
'That Liberty County Paywoo Dreinage Distriot
Number 2 leally established &nd created in acoord-
ance with Title 128, Chnater 7 of the Revised Civil
Statutes has' been and in functioning as a drainge
district pursuant to-such law' and that under
authority of Article 8153 of said title, private
drains have been constructed ithioh find as -their
ultimate source of outlet oanals drains, ditches
and levees, constructed by th4 district*"
Your question ias
"Whether or not these so-alled private drains,
constructed in accordance with Article 6153, shall
be zmintained and repaired by the Drainane Cormis-
sioners out of the Dreainae District funds, to-wit,
the i intonnnco Fund, or does the imantonanoe and
repairing of said so~celled private drains have
to be done by the person owning the land who had
the same constructed at his own expense in acoord*
ance with said artioleo."
St1aSUNICATIO TO EO CONrTruUD AS A DPATMwNTAL OPINION UNLESS A .'.OVD Y ThE ATTORNEY GENERAL OR FIRST ASSISTANT
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