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Public or Private: Who Owns the Water?

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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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