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Decision Affecting Sources of Water Supply for New Hampshire Cities

Issue 10 and Volume 60.

Decision Affecting Sources of Water Supply for New Hampshire Cities A decision of important and far-reaching effect touching the waters of the State of New Hampshire which are used for the domestic water supply of cities and towns has been rendered by Chief Justice Robert J. Pike of the New Hampshire Superior Court. The case grew out of an effort on the part of the city of Concord to prohibit boating on Lake Penacook, which is that city’s source of water supply for domestic purposes. The proprietor of a passenger launch plying on the lake, took exceptions to the mandate of the authorities of Concord and brought suit against the city to compel it to restore his rights of boating and wharfage on the lake. The court finds that the order prohibiting boating on the lake was within the authority of the Concord board of water commissioners to make and…

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