alexa Public perceptions of drinking water: a postal survey of residents with private water supplies
Business & Management

Business & Management

Journal of Hotel & Business Management

Author(s): Andria Q Jones

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In Canada, the legal responsibility for the condition of private water supplies, including private wells and cisterns, rests with their owners. However, there are reports that Canadians test these water supplies intermittently and that treatment of such water is uncommon. An estimated 45% of all waterborne outbreaks in Canada involve non-municipal systems. An understanding of the perceptions and needs of Canadians served by private water supplies is essential, as it would enable public health professionals to better target public education and drinking water policy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the public perceptions of private water supplies in the City of Hamilton, Ontario (Canada), with the intent of informing public education and outreach strategies within the population.

This article was published in BMC Public Health and referenced in Journal of Hotel & Business Management

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