"This paper seeks to identify in conceptual terms the prevailing notion of water pollution in the U.S.A. as reflected in the legislative, judicial and administrative attitudes towards water pollution control. The concept of water pollution that is formulated in this manner, may be interpreted in the light of theories relating to representative government, as being, in effect a crystallised version of the popular notion on the subject in the U.S.A. This concept formulation process is not intended to be a mere academic exercise. If serves the purpose of indicating in broad conceptual terms the legal ramifications associated with the term "water pollution" and also provides an insight into the legislative trends towards water pollution control. [...]"