This paper provides a comparison of the views of farmers and the nonfarm public about the use of a water resource that is critical to both. Specifically, this paper presents the results of surveys of a farm and a nonfarm sample about the uses of water from the Edwards Aquifer in South Central Texas. The paper briefly discusses the Edwards Aquifer and outlining the issues surrounding this critical resource. Hypotheses are then developed, data are analyzed, and conclusions drawn.

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