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  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

CHAPTER 1. Joint Use of Wells, PumpingPlants and Conduits [7000 - 7010]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

ARTICLE 2. Contribution of Expenses of Jointly Used Wells, Pumping Plants or Conduits [7001 - 7003]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )


When two or more persons are associated by agreement in the use of a conduit, well, or pumping plant, for the conveyance, obtaining or disposing of water, or are using such conduit, well, or pumping plant, or any part thereof, for any lawful purpose, to the construction of which they or their grantors have contributed, each is liable, in the absence of any agreement to the contrary, to the others for the reasonable expenses of maintaining and repairing the same proportionately to the use actually made of such conduit, well or pumping plant whether used in connection with irrigation or drainage.

(Amended by Stats. 1949, Ch. 431.)


If any person neglects, after demand in writing, to pay his proportion of the expenses under the next preceding section, he is liable therefor in an action for contribution, and in any judgment obtained against him interest from the time of demand shall be included.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)


The action authorized by this article may be brought by any or all of the parties who have contributed more than his or their just proportion of the expenses, and the plaintiff may recover, as costs, reasonable counsel fees to be fixed by the court.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

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