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Small Drinking Water Systems in North Carolina

dc.contributor.advisor Mullin, Megan Perry, Reed Ramirez-Cisneros, Daniel Xu, Yukun Zhong, Jizhen 2019-04-26T20:44:28Z 2019-04-26T20:44:28Z 2019-04-26
dc.description.abstract We seek to improve understanding about small drinking water systems in North Carolina. By analyzing data on drinking water violations, individual system characteristics, and community demographics, and by speaking with system owners directly, we can enhance current knowledge about these systems and help to lay the groundwork for future research on capacity-building and system consolidation. Among small systems, mobile home parks and schools are two unique entities that help us narrow the scope of our research and explore often overlooked communities. Our research confirms and tests common assumptions about small drinking water systems: these systems do struggle to meet compliance and there are inherent disadvantages in resources. However, these systems are not necessarily bound for failure. We believe our research will help to illuminate solutions for challenges faced by small drinking water systems in North Carolina and across the United States.
dc.subject Drinking Water, Public Water Systems, Safe Drinking Water Act, North Carolina, Mobile Home Parks
dc.title Small Drinking Water Systems in North Carolina
dc.title.alternative An assessment of small drinking water providers to understand challenges and opportunities for capacity building
dc.type Master's project
dc.department Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
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