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Owner Liable For Unrecorded Utility Lines Differing Site Conditions-subsurface

Monday, October 03, 2005 04:11 pm

 
Owner Liable For Unrecorded Utility Lines Differing Site Conditions-subsurface

A California court has held a project owner liable for failing to warn a contractor of underground utilities whose locations were unknown.

The Inland Valley Development Agency planned to install 2,500 feet of underground water lines as part of an infrastructure improvement program at San Bernardino International Airport. The City of San Bernardino acted as agent for the IVDA and was responsible for awarding construction contracts.

The City and the IVDA were aware that the site, a former Air Force base, included a number of unrecorded underground utility lines. The project engine [...]

 
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