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Good morning. If it's your property and the county wants an easement on your property for a storm drain, then the county needs to agree to maintain it. The county cannot simply force an easement upon you without compensating you fairly for the easement and if they are not compensating you fairly, then, your recourse is to file suit and ask the court to rule on the the "value" of this taking of a benefit from your land. These government organizations always initially ask the property owner to agree to pay to maintain the line, but unless it only benefits your property and you are the party that needs the benefit of the easement to access the main storm drain, then you should definitely only agree to this if the county agrees to be obligated to maintain the line.
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