I had a home built that was completed in October 1999. It has a 20 feet draining easement that stradles one side of the lot and a 20 feet draining easement across the back of the lot. My wife, I, and the real estate agent visited this lot numerous of times. It was as a flat lot, except for the drainage easement across the back. Last week, June 14, 2000, a hole developed in our yard right on the property line (25 feet from the back line) and water was "gushing" out and into the yard, and into the easement in the back of yard. We called the city utility department who came out and stated that the drainage "pipe" was blocked and buried, and that it should be open. I phoned the builder, who phoned the developing company and they met in the yard to discuss the issue. Neither the builder nor the developer remembers covering up the draining pipe. My question is this, we went into this arrangement thinking that this lot had no visible "drainage pipes" in the yard, and had we known, we would have not chosen this lot as there were plenty others to chose from. Now, this area of the yard/pipe will be opened for the water to drain across the back. We are wondering if we have any recourse on this matter.