Faculty Advisor

Krueger, Robert

Faculty Advisor

McNeill, John A.


Our project assessed the attitudes of Worcester residents towards their tap water. We used a convenience sample to survey 169 Worcester residents at Worcester area grocery stores. Our survey was divided into four category themes: awareness, behavior, attitudes and demographics. We found that 36% of the residents we surveyed were not very satisfied with the quality of their tap water. Through the analysis of data collected we were able to determine relationships between the amount of awareness a resident had and their rating of overall water quality. From our data analysis we were able to recommend to the DPW that programs for increasing awareness of improved water quality would improve attitudes of the residents.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering