Econometric models of domestic water consumption in the Tucson metropolitan area.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191556
Title:
Econometric models of domestic water consumption in the Tucson metropolitan area.
Author:
Ray, Leon Nicholas,1928-
Issue Date:
1972
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Data by household on water consumption and twenty-seven economic and cultural variables assumed to be related to residential water consumption in Tucson were collected. Consumption models were constructed by a linear regression computer program. To develop empirical water demand models, the classic economic demand function, C f(p), is expanded to the function, C = f(p, x₂, x₃, ..., xn ), where p is Price, and x₂, x₃, •.., xn are other variables. Both mean household consumption and variability among households decrease as water price increases. In the lowest water price area water consumption was correlated significantly to the property value and pipe diameter at the meter, and slightly less significantly correlated to number of bathrooms and number of trees. In the second highest price area consumption was strongly correlated to property value, pipe diameter, number of bathrooms, number of trees, having a dishwasher, automatic clothes washer, garbage disposal, lawn, lawn area, sprinkling system, whether property value is more than $40,000, and whether the lawn is watered in the summer; it is moderately correlated to the number of people per house and negatively correlated to having an evaporative cooler.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water consumption -- Arizona -- Tucson.; Econometrics.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Qashu, Hasan K.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEconometric models of domestic water consumption in the Tucson metropolitan area.en_US
dc.creatorRay, Leon Nicholas,1928-en_US
dc.contributor.authorRay, Leon Nicholas,1928-en_US
dc.date.issued1972en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractData by household on water consumption and twenty-seven economic and cultural variables assumed to be related to residential water consumption in Tucson were collected. Consumption models were constructed by a linear regression computer program. To develop empirical water demand models, the classic economic demand function, C f(p), is expanded to the function, C = f(p, x₂, x₃, ..., xn ), where p is Price, and x₂, x₃, •.., xn are other variables. Both mean household consumption and variability among households decrease as water price increases. In the lowest water price area water consumption was correlated significantly to the property value and pipe diameter at the meter, and slightly less significantly correlated to number of bathrooms and number of trees. In the second highest price area consumption was strongly correlated to property value, pipe diameter, number of bathrooms, number of trees, having a dishwasher, automatic clothes washer, garbage disposal, lawn, lawn area, sprinkling system, whether property value is more than $40,000, and whether the lawn is watered in the summer; it is moderately correlated to the number of people per house and negatively correlated to having an evaporative cooler.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater consumption -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEconometrics.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairQashu, Hasan K.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWright, Jerome J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGum, Russell L.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213298003en_US
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