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Public or Private: Who Owns the Water?

Mike Belleme/Carolina Public Press

Few of us think of who owns the water we drink or who manages the miles of pipes that keeps the precious  resource running to our homes and businesses.   But a population boom in the mountains and  concern about water-rights across the country have raised the issue of who  pays for our water and infrastructure.  Jack Igelman  of Carolina Public  Press, a non-profit news service in Western North Carolina, has the story.

For more on the region's water, you can check out Carolina Public Press' special report.

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