Proper Compensation for Water Diversion

Issue 13 and Volume 76.

Proper Compensation for Water Diversion Methods Adopted in This Country and in England—Damages from Diversion of Water—How the City of Hartford Handles Problem Water Commissioners, Hartford, Cann. ONE of the serious problems of the water department is dealt with in the following paper. The question of the compensation of the property oscners and water users of the stream below the municipality which draws the scatcr from the stream is a particularly difficult and vexing one. The suggestions in the article should provide some hints for a solution. The matter of diversion or pollution of water deals with so-called riparian rights and is probably one of the oldest causes of dispute that has plagued the human race. In ancient literature we find. “I did not repel or set back the waters; I did not turn aside the flowing of a canal” … “I did not soil the water.” (Egyptian Book of…

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