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Main Title Economic damages to household items from water supply use /
Author Tihansky, Dennis P.,
CORP Author Washington Environmental Research Center, D.C. Economic Analysis Branch.;Office of Water Resources Research, Washington, D.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA/600-5-73-001
Stock Number PB-235 716
OCLC Number 01057616
Subjects Water quality--United States.
Additional Subjects Water supply ; Economic impact ; Chemical attack ; Damage ; Household goods ; Service life ; Water quality ; Corrosion ; Losses ; Socioeconomic conditions ; Cost estimates ; Mathematical models ; Benefit cost analysis ; Computer programs ; Appliances ; Domestic water ; Water utilization
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/5-73-001 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/01/1996
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-73-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/15/2010
EJBD  EPA 600-5-73-001 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/21/2013
EKAM  TD223.T54 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 06/24/1994
ELBD RPS EPA 600-5-73-001 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/30/2018
ELBD  EPA 600-5-73-001 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/18/2018
NTIS  PB-235 716 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 86 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Abstract Household appliances and personal items in contact with water supply are subject to physical damages from chemical and other constituents of the water. This study translates these damages into economic losses for a typical household. Then it aggregates these losses at the national and individual state levels. To do so requires several stages of analysis. First, the types of physical damages expected and associated water quality determinants are identified. The physical effects are next translated into economic losses. Second, damage functions are formulated to predict likely impacts of water quality changes on each household unit affected. Third, a computer program based on these functions is designed to estimate total damages per typical household and to aggregate them over selected regions. Finally, the program is applied to state-to-state data on water supply sources and socioeconomic descriptors. Total damages to U.S. residents in 1970 are estimated in the range, $0.65-$3.45 billion, with a mean of $1.75 billion. The mean translates into $8.60 per person. States contributing most to total damages are California ($230 million) and Illinois ($164 million). (Modified author abstract)
Notes "July 1973." "Program Element 1HA094." Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-76).
Place Published Washington,
Availability Notes Paper copy also available from GPO PC$1.30.
Title Ser Add Ent Research reporting series. Socioeconomic environmental studies series ; EPA-600/5-63-001.
PUB Date Free Form 1973
Series Title Untraced Research reporting series. 5, Socio-economic environmental studies series ; EPA-600/5-73-001
NTIS Prices PC A05/MF A01
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Carrier volume
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 74601742
Merged OCLC records 641534350
OCLC Time Stamp 20180125061454
Language eng
SUDOCS Number EP 1.23/3:600/5-73-001
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 01968cam 2200481 45010