Study identifies “hot-spots” of water quality violations

Photo: Steve Zylius / UCI

Maura Allaire, assistant professor of urban planning and public policy at UCI, has published new research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, “National trends in drinking water quality.” Study results appear in the early online edition for the week of February 12, 2018

"Overall, this study informs a more directed approach to increasing compliance with drinking water quality regulations,” says Allaire. “Identifying hot spots and vulnerability factors associated with violations can allow public policies to target underperforming water systems.”

Read more in UCI News

The research has also been cited here:

Here Are the Places That Struggle to Meet the Rules on Safe Drinking Water, New York Times, 2/12/18 (Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to )

Tens of millions of Americans exposed to unsafe drinking water each year, USA Today, 2/12/18

Michigan Radio - interview for The Environment Report, 2/20/18

Photo: Steve Zylius / UCI