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Water runoff from one yard can be damaging to other yards.

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Water runoff from one yard can be damaging to other yards. Different states have different laws regulating who is liable for water runoff. In some states, the person whose land the water came from is liable. In other states, the person whose land is hurt has no remedy because he is expected to personally protect himself from any impending rains or excess runoff. Ethically, it is not clear who should be responsible. Water is difficult to control, and, just as people do not want water runoff to come onto their land, they also do not want to keep it on their land or be responsible if it leaves.

Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

(A) Water should be controlled and maintained on a person’s land.
(B) Water runoff is always harmful to the land onto which it spills.
(C) People with swimming pools like to get water runoff onto their land to fill the pool.
(D) In some states, a person can be liable for water that runs off his or her land.
(E) The person whose land initially collects water can sue people whose land drains the water.

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Water runoff from one yard can be damaging to other yards. Different states have different laws regulating who is liable for water runoff. In some states, the person whose land the water came from is liable. In other states, the person whose land is hurt has no remedy because he is expected to personally protect himself from any impending rains or excess runoff. Ethically, it is not clear who should be responsible. Water is difficult to control, and, just as people do not want water runoff to come onto their land, they also do not want to keep it on their land or be responsible if it leaves.

Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

(A) Water should be controlled and maintained on a person’s land.
Explanation: It is clear from the last line of the paragraph that water cannot be controlled - Hence INCORRECT

(B) Water runoff is always harmful to the land onto which it spills.
Explanation: Too extreme because water running off can be harmful but not necessarily - Hence INCORRECT

(C) People with swimming pools like to get water runoff onto their land to fill the pool.
Explanation: IRRELEVANT

(D) In some states, a person can be liable for water that runs off his or her land.
Explanation: This one can be clearly inferred from the passage. - CORRECT

(E) The person whose land initially collects water can sue people whose land drains the water.
Explanation: Sue?? It's not their in the passage. - Hence INCORRECT
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