IMPROVEMENTS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$39,000.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2591
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Abt Associates Inc
55 Wheeler St, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DAVID BERRY
SENIOR ANALYST
(617) 492-7100
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH RISKS EMANATING FROM CONTAMINANTS IN DRINKING WATER REQUIRES KNOWLEDGE OF THE IMPACTS OF WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS ON HOUSEHOLD WATER BILLS. FACTORS AFFECTING HOUSEHOLD WATER BILLS VARY SYSTEMATICALLY FROM PLACE TO PLACE. BY MODELING THESE FACTORS IT IS POSSIBLE TOPREDICT IMPACTS FROM IMPLEMENTING CONTAMINANT REMOVAL MEASURES. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH FOCUSES ON: 1) IMPROVEMENTS TO A STATISTICAL MODEL OF WATER UTILITY COSTS AND PRICES AND RESIDENTIAL WATER USAGE, AND 2) LINKAGE OF THIS MODEL TO A DATA BASE ON CONTAMINANT OCCURRENCE AND CONTAMINANT REMOVAL COSTS. ITEM 1 IS EMPHASIZED IN PHASE I.

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