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Water, Place, and Equity$
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John M. Whiteley, Helen Ingram, and Richard Warren Perry

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262232715

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262232715.001.0001

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Ethical Issues in Storm Water Policy Implementation: Disparities in Financial Burdens and Overall Benefits

Ethical Issues in Storm Water Policy Implementation: Disparities in Financial Burdens and Overall Benefits

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(p.69) 3 Ethical Issues in Storm Water Policy Implementation: Disparities in Financial Burdens and Overall Benefits
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Water, Place, and Equity
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Sheldon Kamieniecki

Amy Below

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262232715.003.0003

This chapter explains the effects of storm water in water sanitation, flooding, and the depletion of groundwater aquifers. Several provisions have been passed by the federal state in order to address these issues, such as the Clean Water Act and the California Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act. The chapter takes a closer look at the costs and benefits of these and similar government actions, and at how far they are able to address water pollution. It explores the arguments of communities such as the Coalition for Practical Regulation on how some of these costly implementations are unnecessary due to the fact that most cities are already addressing the issues. Furthermore, regional, economic, racial, and ethnic distinctions are taken into account. How each state reacts differently to these pollution issues, how they are directly or indirectly affected, and how all are looking for a more ethical storm water policy, are examined.

Keywords:   storm water, water pollution, Practical Regulation, storm water policy, Clean Water Act, Water Quality Control, water sanitation

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