Among the prime functions of a municipal government is the furnishing of a potable supply of water for its inhabitants. In view of the increasing demand for water and the shortage of available supply, a number of problems have been or will be encountered by municipalities in fulfilling that function, apart from the problem of financing.
Wilbert L. Ziegler,
Acquisition and Protection of Water Supplies by Municipalities,
Mich. L. Rev.
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