Water—An Element of Land-Use and Urban Growth Policies

by William R. Walker, (M.ASCE), Dir.; Virginia Water Resources Research Center, Blacksburg, Va.,
William E. Cox, (A.M.ASCE), Research Assoc.; Virginia Water Resources Research Center, Blacksburg, Va.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Urban Planning and Development Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 1, Pg. 81-94

Document Type: Journal Paper


The interrelationship between land and water is reviewed. What is done with our land has a significant impact on what happens to our water. Different types of systems are used to increase the quality of our drinking water. Chlorination of water supplies is mentioned in that adding chlorine to disinfect water supplies does give rise to carcinogenic materials being present in the drinking water. Causes of some of our water problems and land-use problems have been caused by single-purpose planning. Another reason why planning processes have not been better implemented is due to a lack of perception of the importance of land-management by the public.

Subject Headings: Water supply | Land use | Municipal water | Water quality | Drinking water | Chlorine | Health hazards

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