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A Water Quality Index — Crashing the Psychological Barrier

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Use of this somewhat bombastic title stems from our desire to draw critical attention to a process of decision making that in practice has been more of an art than a science. At issue is the long standing need for a uniform method for measuring water quality — a “yardstick” with units that are simple, stable, consistent, and reproducible — and an unambiguous method for communicating this information to everyone concerned.

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  • Water Quality
  • Biochemical Oxygen Demand
  • Fecal Coliform
  • Water Quality Index
  • Public Water Supply

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  1. Brown, R. M., McClelland, N. I., Deininger, R. A., and Tozer, R. G. A Water Quality Index — Do We Dare?, Water and Sewage Works (Oct. 1970); also presented at National Symposium on Data and Instrumentation for Water Quality Management, July 1970.

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  2. O’Connor, M. F. The Application of Multi-Attribute Scaling Procedures to the Development of Indices of Water Quality. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Michigan, 1971.

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  3. Deininger, R. A., and Maciunas, J. J. A Water Quality Index for Public Water Supplies. Report of a research study, University of Michigan, 1971.

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Brown, R.M., McClelland, N.I., Deininger, R.A., O’Connor, M.F. (1972). A Water Quality Index — Crashing the Psychological Barrier. In: Thomas, W.A. (eds) Indicators of Environmental Quality. Environmental Science Research, vol 1. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-2856-8_15

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