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Main Title Land application of wastewater and state water law : state analysis, volume II /
Author Large, Donald W.
CORP Author Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Law School. ;Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service, Washington, DC.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 600/2-78-175
Stock Number PB-286 975
OCLC Number 04481777
Subjects Water reuse--Law and legislation ; Water quality management ; Water rights--United States--States ; Water rights--US states
Additional Subjects Irrigation ; Sewage treatment ; Water law ; Waste water ; Surface waters ; Water rights ; Government policies ; State government ; Water distribution ; Trace elements ; States(United States) ; Ground water ; Diverting ; Water quality ; Reservoirs ; Water storage ; Bibliographies ; Land application ; Sewage irrigation
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAD  EPA 600/2-78-175 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/24/2012
NTIS  PB-286 975 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 189 pages ; 28 cm.
This research project was undertaken with the overall objective of analyzing state water rights law in order to determine its possible impact on systems of land application of wastewater. It was determined that most states do not have regulations specifically controlling land application of wastewater, and that an analysis would have to be undertaken of basic state water law principles which, for the most part, have been developed with entirely different uses of water in mind. There is a basic distinction between the 'riparian' states of the East, which emphasize the right of each riparian landowner along a watercourse to the use of the water, and the 'appropriation' states of the West, which emphasize that the right inures to the prior user of the water. For the most part, state water rights law was found to contain enough flexibility, through its emphasis on encouraging 'reasonable' uses of water, to enable land application systems to operate free from legal uncertainty.
Submitted in fulfillment of contract no. EPA-IAG-D5-0799 by the Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Includes bibliographical references.