Water supply, water quality, water use
Water has held man's interest for centuries, and a considerable body of knowledqe has been developed about this subject, but it has only been considered only recently by decision makers in an economic sense. Because water is required to sustain life, the thought of its being an economic good to individuals has not been considered applicable or "fair" by those individuals who are concerned with its acquisition and distribution. Moreover, water has been in fairly abundant supply relative to demand for most of the country. However, as this situation is upset by increases in population and water use, a realization of the situation must be confronted.
Ford, Richard K. and Zieger, Joseph A.. 1980. An Analysis of Residential Water Demand Schedules in Arkansas. Arkansas Water Resources Center, Fayetteville, AR. PUB076. 115