Faculty Advisor

Kinicki, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Miller, Fabienne

Project Center

Bangkok, Thailand


This project investigated water quality and its impact on residents of the Khlong Toei Slum in Bangkok, Thailand by testing water samples from fire hydrants and vending machines in three slum sectors. Results confirmed contaminated water in vending machines. Utilizing observations and slum resident surveys, the team explored slum residents’ water usage and water quality perceptions. Interviews with slum leaders clarified their role in vending machine maintenance. To combat water contamination in the Khlong Toei Slum, the team developed a water vending machine maintenance program and recommended an educational campaign to improve the slum’s current water quality. This project serves as a stepping-stone for future implementation of a drinking water management model for the Khlong Toei Slum.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department