Researchers study homeowners’ water usage

June 26, 2015

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Two environmental economists were awarded a $184,000 grant by the Moulton Niguel Water District.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — University of California, Riverside (UCR) researchers will use grant money to evaluate why homeowners reduce water use and which methods are most cost-effective, according to a press release.

The two researchers were awarded a $184,000 grant by the Moulton Niguel Water District (MNWD), noted the release. Kurt Schwabe and Ken Baerenklau are associate professors of environmental economics and policy at UCR’s School of Public Policy.

Schwabe and Baerenklau “will identify agency, household, environmental and community-level factors that influence water conservation decisions and outcomes among single-family residential households in the Orange County water district,” stated the release.

Titled “Analysis of Water Conservation Drivers for Effective Water Management,” the study will last two years, shared the release. “[It] will focus on current district incentives to conserve water such as turf removal, installation of synthetic turf and purchase of high-efficiency/front-load washers and high-efficiency/low-flow toilets.”

Since 1960, MNWD has provided water, recycled water and wastewater to about 170,000 people, reported the release.

Click here to read the entire release.

Sponsored Recommendations

NFPA 70B a Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance

NFPA 70B: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance

MV equipment sustainability depends on environmentally conscious design values

Medium- and low voltage equipment manufacturers can prepare for environmental regulations now by using innovative MV switchgear design that eliminates SF6 use.

Social Distancing from your electrical equipment?

Using digital tools and apps for nearby monitoring and control increases safety and reduces arc flash hazards since electrical equipment can be operated from a safer distance....

Meet the future of MV switchgear

SureSeT new-generation metal-clad. Smarter. Smaller. Stronger.