Faculty Advisor

Plummer, Jeanine D.


This study analyzes the possibility of a biological agent passing through the Worcester Water Filtration Plant by measuring the effectiveness of the current plant for removing pathogens. This project estimates the public's view on the safety of Worcester's water by analysis of survey results. The analysis of the plant's removal of pathogens determined that it is more than sufficiently effective, and surveys showed that the population of Worcester is roughly evenly divided over the topic of water safety.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering