Water Company Loses Suit Against State of California

This happened back in 2016, but it wasn’t mentioned at the last shareholder meeting.

According to court documents, Palo Alto Park sued the State of California for damage done to the pipes that run under 101 and that serve water to the group of customers on the west side of 101. Palo Alto Park lost and was ordered to pay the state’s court costs. The State’s arguments included a number of things, but basically they said that damage happened so long ago that its unclear what the cause was. It could have been weather, earthquake, lack of oversight by the water company, 3rd party error, etc., none of which the State claims they are liable for.

Author: shannon

Shannon and his wife April have lived in East Palo Alto since they were married in 1991. He is the Executive Director of the Ravenswood Youth Athletic Association, which oversees the soccer club that plays at Cesar Chavez school in East Palo Alto.

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