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Main Title Politics of Water Supply in Northern New Jersey.
Author Mir, Joseph Anthony ;
CORP Author Rutger - The State Univ., New Brunswick, N.J. Water Resources Research Inst.
Year Published 1971
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3230; OWRR-A-029-NJ; 05871,; A-029-NJ(1)
Stock Number PB-207 478
Additional Subjects ( Water supply ; Interest groups) ; ( New Jersey ; Water resources) ; Public administration ; State government ; Decision making ; Industries ; Local government ; Water distribution ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-207 478 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 235p
The agencies and interests involved in water supply in the Northern New Jersey metropolitan region are discussed, and the capacity of each to influence relevant public decisions. The ability of individual interests to block major action by withholding their cooperation in a highly fragmented decision-making process severely impaired the potential coordinative role of state government and other area-wide entities. A key factor was the strong tradition of local autonomy in New Jersey. Among the water agencies, the large private water companies, despite their handicaps, appeared better able to expand their systems, because of their freedom from control by taxpaying voters, the ability to transcend local boundaries without threatening municipal autonomy, and incentives not possessed by government-owned water agencies. Among water consumers, large industrial users were most influential, best organized and most adept at making their needs known to decision-makers. (Author)