Brazosport Water Authority (BWA) may soon use its power of
eminent domain to
condemn property throughout Brazoria County, Texas. The authority plans on installing a
new water transmission pipeline and may also need to make expansions on
preexisting pipelines for the project. In order to complete the installation
of the proposed
pipelines, BWA will need to take private property.
The Use of Eminent Domain for Water Transmission Pipelines
To have a utility company or government agency come to your door or send
a letter one day that says your property is effectively forfeited can
be startling. A landowner may feel pressured to take the price offer given
then and there. However, condemning entities rarely offer the compensation
that landowners are entitled to receive at the beginning stages of the
Eminent domain cases are not always straightforward. If you have been approached
by Brazosport Water Authority with an offer for your property, contact
McDowell Wells, LLP for a free case evaluation. The taking of private
property for a water transmission pipeline presents unique circumstances.
The attorneys at McDowell Wells, LLP have experience dealing with the
condemnation of property interests for water pipelines and with the condemnation
of property interests in Brazoria County. Call
713.496.0504 today to schedule a
free case evaluation with our team.