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dc.contributor.author Mmopelwa, G.
dc.contributor.author Kgathi, D.L.
dc.contributor.author Masamba, W.R.L.
dc.contributor.author Thukuza, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-02T08:21:39Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-02T08:21:39Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Mmopelwa, G. et al (2005) Household willingness to pay for reliability of water supply and quality in Chobe suburb of Maun: An application of the contingent valuation method, Botswana Notes and Records, Vol.37, pp. 97-107 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/938
dc.description.abstract Water supply in Maun is unreliable and unpredictable, and most households experience water shortage all year round. Coping strategies for households include water storage in tanks. Water quality is also poor due to its salty taste, presence of sediments and colour. The majority of households have henceforth embarked on coping strategies such as buying bottled water. On average, households spend about P71 per month as avoidance cost. A contingent valuation method assessment was carried out and it was found that the mean maximum household’s willingness to pay for a water quality improvement fund was P55 per month. Chemical analysis carried out on water samples from the study area confirm that the water has high electrical conductivity, sediments, colour, and iron and manganese levels. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Botswana Society en_US
dc.subject water supply en_US
dc.subject contingent valuation method en_US
dc.subject Chobe suburb en_US
dc.title Household willingness to pay for reliability of water supply and quality in chobe suburb of Maun: An application of the contingent valuation method en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.link http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/40980407 en_US


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