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Water
...A hindrance
...Running
...Sport
...Shortage

Depending on the amount of water on your property, and where it is situated, water can be viewed as an asset or a hindrance.

Water is an asset if it falls nicely and regularly on your growing crops: that depends on where you live. Water is an asset if it is contained in well defined areas such as ponds and streams. If the streams are strong enough to power an electricity-producing device, so much the better. Large expanses of water can also be classed as assets if you intend to farm fish, or to rent out duck-shooting, or fishing.

There are several firms of advisors to consult about use of your water - some of the large estate agents have leisure specialists.

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