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Is it possible for a private water source to be owned by a person other than the owner of the land it is on?

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Published on LexisPSL on 17/05/2021

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  • Is it possible for a private water source to be owned by a person other than the owner of the land it is on?

Is it possible for a private water source to be owned by a person other than the owner of the land it is on?

Commentary: Rights in flowing water at common law: Halsbury's Laws of England [110] states:

‘Although certain rights as regards flowing water are incident to the ownership of riparian property, the water itself, whether flowing in a known and defined channel or percolating through the soil, is not, at common law, the subject of property or capable of being granted to anybody. Flowing water is only of public right in the sense that it is public or common to all who have a right of access

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