Virginia to Present Arguments Over Future Potomac River Project Rights

Sanchez, Humberto
April 2003
Bond Buyer;4/30/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31625, p5
Trade Publication
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case in fall 2003 that will decide if Virginia and its localities must seek permission from Maryland to build water intakes and other public works projects that extend into the Potomac River in Maryland and Virginia. The court's decision to hear the case follows a recommendation in December 2003 by a court-appointed special master that, if adopted by the court, would make it easier and cheaper for Virginia and its communities to build facilities to draw water from the river. The case stems from a challenge by Maryland, which owns the river, to a 725-foot-long water intake pipe that the Fairfax County Water Authority.


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