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CEE/EHS 597B - Potable Water for Small and Disadvantaged Communities

Semester Project


General Guidance

Focused Material on the three Small Systems

Other Case studies


Additional background: In the US, there are about 150,000 public drinking water systems, of these 50,000 are considered community water systems.  The vast majority of these systems are small (serving less than 3,300 people), underfunded, under staffed and experience almost daily challenges to meet the needs of their customers, and the regulatory agencies.  This creates new underserved populations in communities that are often already disadvantaged; a situation that raises serious environmental justice concerns.  Solving these problems requires a concerted effort by interdisciplinary teams including social scientists, engineers, political scientists, public health scientists, chemists and economists.

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Basic Envrionmental Engineering course site: CEE 370

 Water Chemistry course site: CEE 680