My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: New Mexico
We belong to a rural water association that is in the process of updating its system with a water treatment plant. At present, we are the first connection on the system, but the new disinfecting plant being installed is located past our house. This means we have been bypassed by the "treated" water from the new system. The association has now implied it is our responsibility to reconnect at our expense. This will involve about 700 feet of trenching and pipe. The association's bylaws only state it is the property owners responsibility to get the water from the mainline in cases of new applicants or new connections. Does this make any sense from a legal standpoint and can they do this? The uniqueness is that we are the only customers in this situation due to our location. No one else will have to change anything.
Any advise would be helpful.