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(a) An applicant who asserts and proves a preferred use shall be granted a permit and shall be granted preference over other appropriators. A preferred use of water is for a public water supply.
(b) To be entitled to a preference an applicant must show that the applicant's use will be prevented or substantially interfered with by a prior appropriation; the use is a preferred use; the applicant agrees to compensate a permit or certificate holder for the prior appropriation for any damages sustained by the preferred use; and other information that the commissioner requires by regulation.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alaska Statutes Title 46. Water, Air, Energy, and Environmental Conservation § 46.15.150. Preferred use - last updated April 21, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ak/title-46-water-air-energy-and-environmental-conservation/ak-st-sect-46-15-150/
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