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Main Title Social Aspects of Urban Water Conservation.
Author Abbot, Henry E. ; Coo, Kenneth G. ; Sleigh, Robert B. ;
CORP Author Century Research Corp., Arlington, Va.
Year Published 1972
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3401; OWRR-C-2134(3401); 05211,; C-2134(3401)-(1)
Stock Number PB-214 970
Additional Subjects ( Urban areas ; Water conservation) ; ( Water conservation ; Social welfare) ; Shortages ; Water supply ; Utilization ; Acceptability ; Social change ; Water consumption ; Social psychology ; Water quality ; Education ; Legislation ; Management planning ; Hurricanes ; Droughts ; Florida ; Georgia ; New York ; Reviews ; Tropical storm Agnes ; Hurricane Camille ; Emergency planning
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-214 970 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Water users in communities which had suffered shortages were surveyed directly, conferences were held with city officials, and literature was reviewed. The study goal was to find socially acceptable and democratic methods to follow to achieve reductions in water use. Voluntary and compulsory restrictions worked equally well, but since consumers generally prefer voluntary controls, it is recommended that they be used first. Although people respond well to instructions relayed through private communications media, community officials should release official conservation requests and messages and coordinate communications. Advance preparation for releases will enhance their effectiveness. Managers should undertake a continuous public educational program to promote a better knowledge and appreciation of domestic water matters including conservation methods. Actions by managers which followed established contingency plans were most effective. (Author)