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Informing policies which facilitate healthy levels of household drinking water consumption and conservation behavior

By request of the City of Los Angeles, we have conducted an analysis of the city's turf replacement program's impacts on households and ratepayers. The full report of this study will be posted soon.

In a separate project area, we are studying the issue of household (mis)perception of drinking water, and its implications for household health, household welfare, water systems, and the environment. A research paper assessing the determinants of household drinking water perception across the U.S. has recently been published by Water Policy. We are also conducting a state-wide analysis of neighborhoods which rely on retail water stores instead of public water systems, and the affordability impacts of this reliance.