I live in Lee County, VA (Jonesville, VA). I have a 3 acre tract that is landlocked by one owner. My deed states I have a right to obtain water and an easement for a pipe line to a well located on the owner's property (surrounding my 3 acre tract) just west of my property line. My deed also states: "There is further granted herewith a non-exclusive right of way leading from (Road # omitted) 'main road', crossing the property of (name omitted) 'owner', as shown on the aforesaid plat for the purposes of ingress and egress, to the above property."
My question comes in as to what are my legal rights in Virginia to run a pipe line via the right of way to access city water at the main road. And the reason for this change on my behalf is that the well has been found to be contaminated. There is a storage tank that holds water from the well that I personally found dead mice in recently. Therefore, instead of trying to fight the owner or pour money into a well that I do not own, I would rather just hook on to the city water and separate any liability between the two parties. Thanks to anyone who can enlighten me on this issue.