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Municipal and industrial water conservation - the Federal government could do more

United States. General Accounting Office

Municipal and industrial water conservation - the Federal government could do more

report to the Congress

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by United States General Accounting Office in Washington .
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  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Water conservation -- United States.,
    • Water-supply -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
      LC ClassificationsTD223 .U525 1978
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 67 p. ;
      Number of Pages67
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4373810M
      LC Control Number78601418

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