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  • Monday, July 26, 2021
  • A Tale of Two Communities - Adopting and Paying for an In-Home Non-Potable Water Reuse System in Rural Alaska

Several rural communities in Alaska lack piped water and sewer services leading to residents self-hauling drinking water and manually disposing of waste. A new research paper published by the MicroFEWs team looks at the results of a survey conducted in two Alaska communities to evaluate perceptions of water reuse and the willingness to pay for an in-home water reuse system and to identify possible price points they are willing to accept.

This study reports on results from community meetings and surveys held in two unserved rural Alaska communities. Overall, this work highlights the importance of community input and engagement as well as assessment of community needs and readiness while developing technological solutions for rural communities in Alaska and beyond.

For more information on the paper contact Srijan Aggarwal at