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A verbal agreement like this is unenforceable
. So the verbal agreement is simply a moot point here.
One falls back on drainage
law. Illinois follows the civil law
rule, where the owner of a lower parcel of land must accept the natural drainage from those parcels above his, and cannot alter the drainage pattern of his own land to increase the drainage flow onto parcels lower than his own.
HOWEVER, the Township cannot unreasonably change the land in order to have MORE water fall unto one's property. If this is done, then the Township may be liable. However, one has to go to COURT to enforce the liability.
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