Quality of drinking-water in the remote community of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Southern Labrador: Assessment of residents' perceptions

Lay Summary 

The municipality of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is experiencing an increased uncertainty within some residents about the quality and the safety of the drinking-water, leading to frequent customer complaints. 

The aim of this research is to conduct an online survey questionnaire of resident opinions in order to better understand residents' concerns about drinking tap water, measure attitudes towards municipality supplied drinking water and assess awareness of its parent sources. 

This research will provide valuable insights, which will help guide the municipality in the improvement of the communication leading to amelioration of public perceptions and attitudes towards the quality of our tap water.

Departments 
Labrador Institute
Earth Sciences
Community Health and Humanities
Funding 
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Government Of Newfoundland And Labrador
Communities 
Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Themes 
Water quality
Municipal government
Water Resources
Native Communities
Industry Sectors 
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
Local, Municipal and Regional Public Administration
Start date 
1 Oct 2014