Project #4385

Identifying the Gaps in Understanding the Benefits and Costs of Boil Water Advisories

$180,840
Completed
Principle Investigator
Robert
Raucher
Research Manager
Dr. Hyunyoung Jang
Contractor
Abt Associates, Inc.
Utility Management
Customer Relations & Stakeholder Engagement

Abstract

This project (1) gathered data on the terminology, application, occurrence, practices, costs, effectiveness, and impacts of boil water notices (including advisories and orders) in North America, (2) synthesized the current knowledge and defined the costs and benefits of boil water notices, and (3) suggested methods to increase the ability to document costs and benefits of these public communication and advisory practices. Published in 2014.