Economics of Point-of-Use Treatment versus Centrally Located Water Treatment

Principle Investigators: Prof. Mohammed Dore, Brock University; Prof. Madjid Mohseni, UBC.

  1. Examine the economic and policy issues related to the use point-of-use (POU) or point-of-entry (POE) devices to treat water in place of centrally treated water treatment plants.
  2. Assess the economic affordability as well as the capital and life cycle operating costs, including service costs, of POU and POE systems. The cost estimates will take into account the health benefits and disease and medical costs avoided.
  3. Examine the cost effectiveness of different water treatment models including partial central treatment and secondary treatment at point-of-use.