Ground water management in Virginia: a comparative evaluation of the institutional framework
Cox, William E.
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Ground water is an abundant resource in considerable portions of Virginia and exists in varying quantities throughout the state. It has played an important role in supplying municipal and industrial needs and is the major source of supply for individual and small community systems. I',1anagement of the re source has traditionally been decentralized in nature, with private individuals and industrial firms constituting the principal decision-makers with regard to development and utilization. In the past, the primary governmental control has consisted of judicial enforcement of private rights as they apply to ground water, and even this institutional mechanism has remained at a low level of development.
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