Suit Over Ownership of Return Flows

Suit Over Ownership of Return Flows

Stephen Hamilton and Jeffrey Wechsler represented a large New Mexico public utility in a suit over the ownership of return flows.  The return flows at issue originated from the public utility’s groundwater pumping.  However, the water was treated by a neighboring municipality that also claimed the right to those same return flows.  On the eve of trial, the parties reached a resolution as part of a global settlement of multiple issues.