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Which group manages the ditch in Billings?

Posted at 5:55 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:48:41-04

BILLINGS – After reports of homes on Vuecrest Drive in Billings suffering severe damage from seepage from an irrigation ditch, questions are emerging about who is responsible for the waterways.

According to the city of Billings, the main ditches within the county are controlled and maintained through ditch easements and private companies.

In the case of the homes on Vuecrest, the Billings Bench Water Association owns that section of canal and is responsible for its maintenance.

The city points to the individual companies for questions about repairs, as well as other concerns and access to the water.


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