Groundwater and surface water (creeks, ponds, or marshes) are a valuable resource that belongs to the owner of the surface estate. Whether used for domestic purposes, irrigation, cattle watering, or for recreation, this resource is a vital part of the land and its value. Unremediated sources of pollution, whether located on the surface or underground, may result in uncorrectable damage this valuable property right.
The sources, location, and extent of underground pollution can be expensive and difficult to determine. By the time the pollution begins to show itself in wells, streams, or ponds, the party responsible for the pollution may be long gone, and the landowners are left without recourse. An investigation into underground pollution or water pollution requires no small amount of professional expertise.
If you are concerned that the groundwater or surface water may have been impacted, we urge you to contact our office immediately at (405) 224-4000.