The impact of tap connection on water use: The case of household water consumption in Dakar, Senegal

Briand, Anne, Nauges, Celine, Strand, Jon and Travers, Muriel (2010) The impact of tap connection on water use: The case of household water consumption in Dakar, Senegal. Environment and Development Economics, 15 1: 107-126. doi:10.1017/S1355770X09990076


Author Briand, Anne
Nauges, Celine
Strand, Jon
Travers, Muriel
Title The impact of tap connection on water use: The case of household water consumption in Dakar, Senegal
Journal name Environment and Development Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-4395
1355-770X
Publication date 2010-02
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S1355770X09990076
Volume 15
Issue 1
Start page 107
End page 126
Total pages 20
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Predicting residential water demand for non-connected households that obtain connections is a crucial issue for water planners in developing countries. We propose a technique derived from Heckman (1976) to accurately measure the expected increase in water use due to access to tap water while controlling for differences in characteristics between connected and non-connected households. Illustration is made on a cross section of 246 households from Dakar, Senegal. We show that getting a tap connection induces an expected increase in water use of 26 L per capita per day. © Cambridge University Press 2009.
Keyword Central-American cities
Willingness to pay
Developing countries
Valuation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes First published online 22 September 2009

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Economics Publications
 
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