Journal article

Pricing of drinking water VS recycled water: Fairness and satisfaction

A Hurlimann, J McKay, G Geursen

Water | Published : 2005


This is the third of three articles exploring responses of a section of the Australian community, at Mawson Lakes, South Australia, to having reclaimed wastewater and stormwater plumbed into their toilet and used externally for garden watering, Results indicate that respondents think recycled water should cost $0.46/kL, which is 76% of the price they think drinking water should be, $0.60. This was found to be significantly influenced by perceptions of fairness in recycled water pricing, and is also different for people according to their age, gender and education levels. Income was not found to be an influencing factor in relation to the price of recycled water, but was found to be a..

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