In Florida, whose water is it, anyway?

Outlet: Orlando Sentinel

December 24, 2011

The next time you go to your kitchen faucet for a drink, think about who owns that water. Because for every expert who says it belongs to you, others counter you merely have Florida’s permission to use it, and you pay only for having water sanitized and pumped into your home. That disagreement illustrates an intensifying debate over whether the state should regulate water in the future as essentially the private property of metropolitan utilities, agricultural corporations and owners of large properties…

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