Faculty Advisor

Garvin, Ann

Faculty Advisor

Peet, R. Creighton

Project Center

San Juan, Puerto Rico


This report, prepared for the Puerto Rican Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, documents the feasibility of implementing an emergency packaged water distribution system throughout Puerto Rico. The project analyzed all aspects of various bottled and bagged water packaging methods, including a thorough cost analysis of these methods and customer reactions to the proposed packaging types. Detailed analysis of federal regulations governing packaged water and packaging facilities were also included. A roadmap has been provided for the implementation of a packaged water system and recommendations on the use of such a system to supplement their current emergency system.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs