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000021476 245__ $$aCausal Factors and Costs of Home Plumbing Corrosion: An Investigation of Sample Selection Bias
000021476 260__ $$c2006
000021476 269__ $$a2006
000021476 270__ $$mewak@vt.edu$$pKleczyk,   Ewa J.
000021476 270__ $$mbosch@vt.edu$$pBosch,   Darrell J.
000021476 300__ $$a27
000021476 336__ $$aConference Paper/ Presentation
000021476 446__ $$aEnglish
000021476 490__ $$aSelected Paper
000021476 520__ $$aHigh incidences of pinhole leaks, which occur in home plumbing due to pitting corrosion of water pipes, have been observed in parts of the U.S. such as the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C.  This research evaluates factors associated with pinhole leak occurrences and assesses the costs incurred by consumers from corrosion.  Statistical analysis of Maryland survey responses suggests that the probability of pinhole leak occurrences is associated with the type of pipes installed and the distance of the dwelling from a water treatment plant.  The number of leaks and location of pinhole leaks in the dwelling drive the financial costs of pinhole leak damage.  Correcting for sample selection bias influences the estimated coefficients and statistical significance of the model.  Research findings will inform policymakers, program managers, and water utilities on the importance of reducing corrosion in home drinking water infrastructure.
000021476 650__ $$aPublic Economics
000021476 700__ $$aKleczyk, Ewa J.
000021476 700__ $$aBosch, Darrell J.
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000021476 982__ $$gAmerican Agricultural Economics Association>2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA
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