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Modeling the Influence of Drinking Water Quality on Residential Property Value

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Modeling the Influence of Drinking Water Quality on Residential Property Value

Pashanasangi, Ghazal (2013) Modeling the Influence of Drinking Water Quality on Residential Property Value. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Modeling the Influence of Drinking Water Quality on Residential Property Value
Ghazal Pashanasangi

This thesis is an endeavor to study the influence of drinking water quality on residential property value in the United States. Bayesian inference method is used to model the influence of water pollution on property value. Hierarchical Bayesian inference method is used when different levels of pollution are considered. Number of types of chemicals detected in water utilities of each state, amount of total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) and total haloacetic acids (HAAs) in big cities drinking water, average property value in each state and big cities, and population are the data used in analyses. Results show that water pollution has a negative impact on the average property price in state level. Both TTHMs and HAAs, which are the most important pollutants in big cities, also have negative impact on residential property price in big cities. The impact of TTHMs pollution is more than HAAs pollution. Results of the hierarchical analyses show the state that each big city belongs to, determines the effect of TTHMs and HAAs pollution on residential property price.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Pashanasangi, Ghazal
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Quality Systems Engineering
Date:August 2013
Thesis Supervisor(s):Schmitt, Ketra
ID Code:977858
Deposited By: GHAZAL PASHANASANGI
Deposited On:25 Nov 2013 19:49
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:45
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